Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes
its jewels with.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled,
or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly;
who errs and comes short again and again;
who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions;
who spends himself in a worthy cause;
who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly,
so that his place shall never be with those timid souls
who know neither victory nor defeat.
What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the
Adventure is worthwhile.
Challenges are what make life interesting;
overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.
The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in
Many have encountered and overcome the challenge of homelessness
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various
trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and
complete, lacking in nothing.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter
the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
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