Quotations on Adversity
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No matter how hard
the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to
shape the soul and let the glory out.
Al Gore Sr. (1907-1998)
U.S. Senator from Tennessee
(Father of U.S. Vice President Al Gore)
Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself. -- Richard M. Nixon
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Experience is not what happens to a man.
It is what a man does with what happens to him.
- Aldous Huxley
The greatness comes not when things go always good for you. But the greatness comes when you're really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain. -- Richard M. Nixon
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. --Martin Luther King, Jr.
The only way around is through. --Robert Frost
If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. Of course, no one would have remembered him either. --Source Unknown
When walking through the "valley of shadows," remember, a shadow is cast by a Light. -- H.K. Barclay
In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time. -- Robert Collier
Tough times never last, but tough people do. -- Robert H. Schuller
Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records. -- William A. Ward
There are times in everyone's life when something constructive is born out of adversity... when things seem so bad that you've got to grab your fate by the shoulders and shake it. -- Source Unknown
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner. -- English Proverb
When it gets dark enough you can see the stars. -- Lee Salk
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. -- Dale Carnegie
Only eyes washed by tears can see clearly. -- Louis Mann
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. - Michael Jordan
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. - Moliere
"After winter comes
the summer. After night comes the dawn. And after
every storm, there comes clear, open skies."
Samuel Rutherford, 1600-1661
Scottish Author and Minister
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That
will be the beginning. - Louis L'Amour