Category: Adversity

Misfortune or Fortunate?

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.

— Washington Irving —

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.

Life Happens

We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, "Why did this happen to me?" unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way.

— Unknown —

We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, “Why did this happen to me?” unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way.

Wounds into Wisdom

Turn your wounds into wisdom.

— Oprah Winfrey —

This quote by Oprah is very powerful. We’ve all been wounded at some point in our lives. What we do with the wounds makes all the difference. The devil wants our wounds to shut us down and snuff the very being out of us. God wants to turn our wounds into wisdom. What are you…

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3 P’s

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.

— Napoleon Hill —

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.

Strong Wind

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.

— Arthur Golden —

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.

Deep Power

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.

— Joseph Campbell —

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.

Defeat and Power

You may encounter many defeats but you must not be defeated. In fact, the encountering may be the very experience which creates the vitality and the power to endure.

— Maya Angelou —

You may encounter many defeats but you must not be defeated. In fact, the encountering may be the very experience which creates the vitality and the power to endure…

God and Nature

God does not cause our misfortunes...

— Rabbi Harold Kushner —

God does not cause our misfortunes…

Adversity

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.

— C. S. Lewis —

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.

Problems

Positive thinking is how you think about a problem. Enthusiasm is how you feel about a problem. The two together determine what you do about a problem.

— Norman Vincent Peale —

Positive thinking is how you think about a problem. Enthusiasm is how you feel about a problem. The two together determine what you do about a problem…