Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment
that something else is more important than fear.
Depression loses its power when fresh vision pierces the darkness.
Determination, patience and courage
are the only things needed to improve any situation.
Do not fear the winds of adversity. Remember:
A kite rises against the wind rather than with it.
Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles
and adds significance to all you do.
~Norman Vincent Peale~
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache
carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed,
its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit
makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
Out of suffering comes creativity.
You cannot spell painting without pain.
~John Lithgow in Third Rock From the Sun~
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which
difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
~John Quincy Adams~
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Prosperity is not without many fears and disasters;
and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.
Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
~Henry David Thoreau~
Real valor consists not in being insensible to danger;
but in being prompt to confront and disarm it.
~Sir Walter Scott~
Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has plenty,
not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.
The block of granite, which was an obstacle in the path of the weak,
becomes a stepping stone in the path of the strong.
The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
I’m not afraid of storms,
for I’m learning to sail my ship.
~Louisa May Alcott~
The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing,
but in rising every time we fail.