A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
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.
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.
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.
Nothing should be done for spite's sake.
Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.
You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.
Don't cut off your nose yourself.
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.
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.
In spite of everything, I shall rise again
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think.
Bravery is not the absence of fear but the forging ahead despite being afraid
Courage is not the absence of fear...
Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it.
Jazz is music made by and for people who have chosen to feel good in spite of conditions.
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.
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.
The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt but in spite of doubt.
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