Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Adversity - Challenge - Quotes

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  • Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with. - - Leighton
  • A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner. - Anonymous
  • The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock. - Anonymous
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back. - Anonymous
  • Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right? - I Peter
  • 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 hiker on snowy mountainknow neither victory nor defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt
  • Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. - Albert Einstein
  • Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. -George S. Patton
  • Adventure is worthwhile. - Amelia Earhart
  • Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. -Joshua J. Marine
  • Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. -William Ellery Channing
  • In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down. - Brian Weir
  • It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest. - Greek Proverb
  • We are like tea bags - we don't know man lying on sidewalk as people pass byour own strength until we're in hot water. - Sister Busche
  • Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. - James 1:24, RSV
  • There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them. - Phyllis Battome
  • Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been erected to a critic. - Jean Sibelius
  • Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. - Mark Twain
  • At the timberline where the storms strike with the most fury, the sturdiest trees are found. - Hudson newsletter
  • Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open. - Anonymous
  • Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set. - Anonymous
  • Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries. - Anonymous
  • world trade centerWhen one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us. - Alexander Graham Bell
  • What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement. – Nash
  • Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are. -Bernice Johnson Reagon
  • Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm. -Anonymous
  • When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?" - Sydney J. Harris
  • The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune. - Plutarch


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