There is no education like adversity.
In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.
-John Churton Collins
Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
-Henry David Thoreau
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
All sunshine makes the desert.
Adversity is the mother of progress.
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
-Charles Caleb Colton
Obstacles are great incentives.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm.
-J. H. Vincent
Look up and not down; look forward and not back; look out and not in; and lend a hand.
-E. E. Hale
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.