A Few Quotes on Overcoming Adversity“The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.”
— Epictetus

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”
— Robert Schuller

“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”
— Chinese proverb

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.”
— Nelson Mandela

“I have not failed 10,000 times. I found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
— Thomas Edison.

“I have learned that failure is really God’s way of saying, ‘Excuse me, you’re moving in the wrong direction.’”
— Oprah Winfrey

“Out of difficulties grow miracles.”
— Jean De La Bruyere

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”
— Seneca

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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 23 Nov 2011
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

APA Reference
Borchard, T. (2011). A Few Quotes on Overcoming Adversity. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 21, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/11/27/a-few-quotes-on-overcoming-adversity/

 

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