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.
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
When you look fear in the face, you are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'
If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some from behind.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
It is the business of little minds to shrink.
Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense.
People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life.
Never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
When adversity strikes, that's when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
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