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.
You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.
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.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
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 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.
Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.
Nothing should be done for spite's sake.
You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.
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.
I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.
Spite is never lonely; envy always tags along.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that
In spite of everything, I shall rise again
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.
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.
In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.
I maintain that two and two would continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.
In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular.
Even so, one step from my grave,
I believe that cruelty, spite,
The powers of darkness will in time
Be crushed by the spirit of light.
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.
My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.
You live in a deranged age, more deranged than usual because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.
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