There is no education like adversity.
prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know
John Churton Collins
is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become
the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish
when faced boldly.
fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit
him to meet the contingencies of this life.
is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost
to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage,
and working their solitary but irresistible way through
a thousand obstacles.
man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his
first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
battles big enough to matter, snall enough to win.
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
often sharpen the genius.
sunshine makes the desert.
Going through difficult times augments our capacity for pleasure: it keeps us from taking pleasure for granted, reminds us to be grateful for all the large and small pleasures in our lives.
Tal Ben-Shahar, Happier
minds must sometimes sustain loss.
is the mother of progress.
rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless
Henry W. Longfellow
in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's
abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an
opportunity to discover them.
not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again.
Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to
meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
gentleman can withstand hardships; it is only the small
man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
calamity is a spur and a valuable hint.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great
minds rise above them.
strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body. - Seneca
of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive
of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from
the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is
elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man be
perfected without trials.
are great incentives.
is no excellence uncoupled with difficulties.
the midst of winter, I found there was within me an
think the challenge is to take...difficult and painful
times and turn them into something beneficial, something
that makes you grow.
we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If it did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity
would not be so welcome.
difficulties not only teach, but hearten us in our future
wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes
itself to the vessel that contains it.
can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm.
J. H. Vincent
are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
up and not down; look forward and not back; look out
and not in; and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first
steps to something better.
are the uses of adversity,
Which like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
is the first path to truth.
is the surmounting of difficulties that makes heroes.
we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape
within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness,
as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
wretched soul, bruis'd with adversity,
We bid be quiet, when we hear it cry;
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain,
As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
introduces a man to himself.
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