I am not the moon orbiting around your planet; I am the sun that will burn through your frozen mind.
—Shannon L. Alder
Adversity kills fearful people just by showing them its weapons. As to whether that weapon is fatal or fake, they don’t care to know before they surrender!
I wanted a woman who could get me out of a Third World prison. Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful.
Your perspective on life comes from the cage you were held captive in.
It takes darkness to be aware of the light.
And even when success comes, as I am sure it will, bear in mind that there are more quiet and enviable joys than to be among the most sought after women at a ball…
Funerals aren’t scheduled.
—Benjamin J. Carey
Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.
The devil will never rest, nor sleep, nor turn his head from you. He will find every fault, every weakness, every discrepancy he can magnify, expand and contort every sin to cause you to abort...
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
That loss was to breed an independence, a toughness of spirit, and an awareness of adversity and discipline that have never left me,
It isn’t as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don’t worry. I say that to myself every morning. It all works out in the end. Put your trust in God,...
Hope is holding on to the promises of God.
—Lailah Gifty Akita
Life is uncertain, we can only hope.
There is nothing that can happen TO you that can’t also happen FOR you…if you’ll let it.
You can never be defeated in life, you are a learner.
Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success, every detection of what is false directs you toward what is true, every trial exhausts some tempting form of error,...
She built her character with the adversity she had faced, so she could live the best of her life for the rest of life.
Sometimes it feels as if God set you on Earth with a bottle full of nasty-tasting pills called days and these instructions: Swallow one at a time. When entire prescription is finished, you may return...
The only people I am aware of who don’t have troubles are gathered in peaceful, little neighborhoods. There is never a care, never a moment of stress and never an obstacle to ruin a day....
Regardless of the situation, don’t let the bastards win … and have no regrets … for it will be a good day!-Richard Wakinyan (Martian Fleet Commander)
Children do not dwell on the ordinary harshness of life, even as they suffer through it.
Anyone can possess, anyone can profess, but it is an altogether different thing to confess.
Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks.
La terre nous en apprend plus sur nous que tous les livres. Parce qu’elle nous résiste. L’homme se découvre quand il se mesure avec l’obstacle.(Terre des hommes)
—Antoine de Saint-Exupery
It takes a real storm in the average person’s life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls.
The Bible does not say money is the root of all evil; it says the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. A poor man who, in his heart, worships the...
Big challenges provide big opportunities.
Lincoln matured best in sorrow.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity,...
We learn much by tribulation, and by adversity our hearts are made better. -Bishop Milton Wright to Orville Wright, 20 Sept. 1908
You don’t just rise to the top. There are times of preparation and many mountains to conquer for the ultimate triumph to the top.
Every act is a possibility. The will to dare, the will to act are possibilities for new adventure.
Stay strong in spirit, be patient and you will overcome any situation.
As the yellow gold is tried in fire, so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity.
When in pain and sorrow, you ask why God allows bad things to happen to good people, remember God allowed His Son, the best of us, to suffer the most so that Christ would have...
Learning to endure times of disappointment, suffering, and sorrow is part of our on-the-job training. These experiences, while often difficult to bear at the time, are precisely the kinds of experiences that stretch our understanding,...
The triumph cannot be had without the struggle. And I know what struggle is. I have spent a lifetime trying to share what it has meant to be a woman first in the world of...
By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown.
Are you aware of who you really are in relationship to the very God who created the Universe, who scattered the stars and aligned the planets? Only to those who remember and realize that they...
The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen.
There is always a storm. There is always rain. Some experience it. Some live through it. And others are made from it.
Accept the fullness in life’s balance, which demands that there are positive gifts along with adversity.
It was a good start for the year. We overcame injuries and other adversity and challenged for the final.
Nightmares are seldom a foreshadowing of real events, but always a showing of real fears.
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity of the New, which carrieth the greater benediction and the clearer revelation of God ‘ s favor. Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity...
The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.
Statesmanship is developed in the hard knocks of general experience, private and public.
When you encounter unexpected situation, don’t panic. Close our eyes, take a deep breath and pray. It will relief you of any anxiety.
I see any difficulty as an adventure.
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