I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.
If you can't change it.. change the way you think about it
A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargain for.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, a vison.
A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.
Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
I love those who can smile in trouble.
Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.
Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that
Courage is not the absence of fear
Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it.
Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
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