You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
If you can't change it.. change the way you think about it
Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.
To have become a deeper man is the privilege of those who have suffered.
The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.
Sometimes in tragedy we find our life's purpose - the eye sheds a tear to find its focus.
When life takes the wind out of your sails, it is to test you at the oars.
The darkest hour has only sixty minutes.
Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
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.
There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.
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.
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.
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it.
Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
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