A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Spite is a little word, but it represents as strange a jumble of feelings and compound of discords, as any polysyllable in the language.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.
A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
A Rattlesnake, if Cornered will become so angry it will bite itself. That is exactly what the harboring of hate and resentment against others is -- a biting of oneself. We think we are harming others in holding these spites and hates, but the deeper harm is to ourselves.
Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.
Many believe - and I believe - that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up; I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.
Don't cut off your nose yourself.
You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.
In spite of unseasonable wind, snow and unexpected weather of all sorts - a gardener still plants. And tends what they have planted ... believing that Spring will come.
Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it.
I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views.
The time is out of joint : O cursed spite, that ever I was born to set it right!
We need to practice acting in spite of fear, in spite of doubt, in spite of worry, in spite of uncertainty, in spite of inconvenience, in spite of discomfort, and even to practice acting when we're not in the mood to act.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that
Bravery is not the absence of fear but the forging ahead despite being afraid
Courage is not the absence of fear
Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it.
Spite is never lonely; envy always tags along.
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
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