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Quotes about Overcoming Obstacles
Quotes about Adversity

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Where there's a will, there's a way.
- Anonymous

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Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams


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

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
- Booker T. Washington

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Dalai Lama

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela

Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.
- Virgil

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist

Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
- Pythagoras

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

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

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

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
- Mohandas Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi)

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
- Helen Keller

The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome.
- Helen Keller

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

Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life.
- Elie Wiesel

You must do the things you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

So many fail because they don't get started - they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
- Ben Stein

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.
- Confucius

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.
- Peace Pilgrim

Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
- Samuel Johnson

Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache, carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.
- Napoleon Hill

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
- Zig Ziglar

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

We develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.
- Stephen R. Covey

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that?
We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.
- Marie Curie

Hard times don't create heroes.
It is during the hard times when the 'hero' within us is revealed.
- Bob Riley

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

In spite of unseasonable wind, snow and unexpected weather of all sorts -
a gardener still plants. And tends what they have planted ...
believing that Spring will come.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength,
not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
- Vince Lombardi

Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.
- Ross Perot

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.
- Michelle Obama

It is never good dwelling on good-byes ... it is not the being together that it prolongs, it is the parting.
- Elizabeth Bibesco

When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step - large and small - with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving - I have gratitude for EVERYTHING that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment. I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings, the moments of peace and the flashes of anger, the compassion and the indifference, the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear. I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I release the familiar that I may better discover my inspiring future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Say NO to the demands of the world.
I Say YES to the longings of my own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is lived in the living.
Set aside convention, caution,
and arbitrary "rules" about how life is supposed to be lived.
Choose! Explore! Adventure!
Live life to the fullest.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
- W. Clement Stone

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.
- Eddie Rickenbacker

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Choose what lies in the shadows to be a matter for discovery and adventure, rather than fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Training yourself to live in the present - without regretting the past or fearing the future - is a recipe for a happy life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose what lies in the shadows to be a matter for discovery and adventure, rather than fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I make friends with my fear. I am unstoppable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I breathe in my courage. I exhale my fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Walk Today's March With Courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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