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Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.
Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.
A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
If you shut your door to all errors, truth will be shut out.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn’t of much value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them.
You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.
The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials.
No man is more unhappy than he who never faces adversity. For he is not permitted to prove himself.
Inches make champions.
Adversity is like a strong wind. I don’t mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are.
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
To be nobody-but-yourself – in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Do not let adversity break you. Think of it as a learning experience that will make you stronger.
Adversity is just change that we haven’t adapted ourselves to yet.
Adversity is a good school.