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Overcoming Adversity Quotes

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One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles
possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
- Albert Schweitzer

Related topics: Motivational

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
- Helen Keller

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
- Moliere

 

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

All the world is full of suffering.
It is also full of overcoming.
- Helen Keller

Above all the grace and the gifts
that Christ gives to his beloved
is that of overcoming self.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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Beauty saves.
Beauty heals.
Beauty motivates.
Beauty unites.
Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving,
of healing, of overcoming dualism.
- Matthew Fox

We are lagging far behind comparable countries in overcoming
the disadvantages Indigenous people face.
- Malcolm Fraser

It is obvious that putting the Arab-Israeli dispute
on a resolution track would be an important element
of overcoming the confidence problem in the region.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.
- Matt Groening

I've been motivated by overcoming challenge and overcoming
the hurdles and obstacles that face me.
There still is plenty out there to get motivated by.
- Andre Agassi

True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
- Paul Sweeney

But with the right kind of coaching and determination
you can accomplish anything and the biggest accomplishment
that I feel I got from the film was overcoming that fear.
- Reese Witherspoon

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to
overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
- William James

Jim Carrey, a comic genius, has a harder time overcoming
the public's desire for him to be funny simply because he's so good at it.
- Ben Stiller

Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds.
Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.
- Bill Bradley

Be willing to have it so.
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to
overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
- William James

Identifying and overcoming natural fear is one of the
pleasing struggles intrinsic to climbing.
- Alex Lowe

I understand that it's hard for everyone,
but one cannot give in to emotions...
we'll have to draw lessons from the current crisis
and now we'll have to work on overcoming it.
- Boris Yeltsin

You didn't just pay lip service to the goal of overcoming
the division of Europe and Germany...
Rather, you put yourself at the forefront of those
who encouraged us on the way to unity.
- Helmut Kohl

The U.S.
Olympic spirit award is an award that is given to an
athlete who embodies the Olympic spirit in more ways
than just on the playing field,
in showing incredible perseverance, in overcoming obstacles,
and what we wanted to do is have everybody can vote on-line.
- Brian Boitano

It is true I had been successful on a small scale in
overcoming one of the main difficulties in the new process,
but there was still much to invent, and much that at
that period I necessarily knew nothing about.
- Henry Bessemer

We are of the opinion that an important and irreversible
process is taking place among the white population.
Just as with the blacks, the whites,
too,
are currently overcoming a psychological barrier.
- Joe Slovo

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Be open to the goodness of life -
even in the midst of apparent adversity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our mettle is tested by storms,
not by calm.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God sometimes does try to the uttermost
those whom he wishes to bless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Protect your vision.
Prevail over adversity.
Persevere in the midst of turmoil.
Passionately act upon your convictions.
Purposely walk into the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Adversity can crush our spirit -
or strengthen it - it is our choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

Friendship that flows from the heart
cannot be frozen by adversity,
as the water that flows from the spring
cannot congeal in winter.
- James Fenimore Cooper

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched
the world as much as adversity has.
- Billy Graham

Life is truly known only to those who suffer,
lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
- Anais Nin

Today, when the winds of adversity blow strong,
redirect their force into the
service of your highest intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True friendship is a plant of slow growth,
and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity
before it is entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
- William Arthur Ward

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity.
- Rosalind Russell

Show me someone who has done something worthwhile,
and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
- Lou Holtz

He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.
- William Samuel Johnson

I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity,
but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat.
- Allen Klein

Everything that I've ever been able to accomplish in
skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance.
- Scott Hamilton

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
- Thomas Carlyle

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes;
adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
- Francis Bacon

Adversity leads us to think properly of our state,
and so is most beneficial to us.
- Samuel Johnson

I desire an special interest in your prayers that my
faith fail not in the day of adversity.
- John Hawley

The experience of democracy is like
the experience of life itself -
always changing, infinite in its variety,
sometimes turbulent
and all the more valuable
for having been tested by adversity.
- Jimmy Carter

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
- William Hazlitt

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty,
a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity,
and a wife in misfortune.
- Chanakya

The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity.
But we now face a task for which we have little experience,
the task of surviving prosperity.
- Alan Gregg

There is no education like adversity.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache,
carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or greater Benefit.
- Napolean Hill

Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A prosperous state makes a secure Christian,
but adversity makes him Consider.
- Anne Bradstreet

Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity.
- Periander

He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity.
- Ben Jonson

Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe
training has on the pugilist:
it reduces him to his fighting weight.
- Josh Billings

I consider adversity being good sometimes you know.
- Brett Favre

Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy;
many,
amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.
- Tacitus

In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity,
we know our friends.
- John Churton Collins

Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
- Rose Kennedy

Whatever changes the new era brings,
whatever new pathways we take,
I am sure that our special relationship with America -
forged in adversity,
will not change.
- Mary McAleese

Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter
consciousness during adversity.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity 'til he has tasted adversity.
- Sa'Di

Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.
- Charles Caleb Colton

We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy,
and more although abounding in wealth,
who are wretched.
- Tacitus

Adversity is like a strong wind.
It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn,
so that we see ourselves as we really are.
- Arthur Golden

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
- King Solomon

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents,
which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
- Horace


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