Orison Swett Marden
Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
William A. Ward
Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records.
Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
When it gets dark enough you can see the stars.
If we study the lives of great men and women carefully and unemotionally we find that, invariably, greatness was developed, tested and revealed through the darker periods of their lives. One of the largest tributaries of the RIVER OF GREATNESS is always the STREAM OF ADVERSITY.
J. C. Penney
I would never have amounted to anything were it not for adversity. I was forced to come up the hard way.
Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
Charles "Tremendous" Jones
Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.
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