Category: Adversity

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.

Unbeatable Combination

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

— Napoleon Hill —

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

Winds and Who We Really Are

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.

Challenges and 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…

Enduring Defeat

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…

Hardship

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.

— C. S. Lewis —

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.

Handling 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…

Education and Adversity

There is no education like adversity.

— Benjamin Disraeli —

There is no education like adversity…