The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.
And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
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.
When you're feeling your worst, that's when you get to know yourself the best.
It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, that determines how your life’s story will develop.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
I've never known anybody to achieve anything without overcoming adversity.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.
Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.
Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say “I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.” Then repeat to yourself the most comforting of all words , “This too shall pass.”
A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.
Problems are guidelines, not stop signs!
Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
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