15 Quotes on Overcoming Adversity
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
~Mary Anne Radmacher~
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
"The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.”
“If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.”
~Donald H. Rumsfeld~
“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.”
“You’re on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.”
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.”
“It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
“When you climb to the top of the obstacle that is blocking your view, you are able to look at your situation from a different perspective.”
"I've never met a strong person with an easy past"
Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds
Athletes, in times of difficulty can be great role models.
“Having a strong desire or being successful does not mean that you are going to feel great all the time. No matter how enlightened I become, I will not be positive all the time. You have to understand the swing of the pendulum. It must swing back and forth. The only other alternative is to sit still in neutral, which is precisely what most people do.”
~Thomas D. Willhite~
Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving,
of healing, of overcoming dualism."
- Matthew Fox
"True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful."
"Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to
overcoming the consequences of any misfortune."
- William James