Perseverance and Adversity (Quotes)

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”—Christopher Robin to Pooh, A.A. Milne

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” — Japanese Proverb

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“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”– Duke Ellington

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

“Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.”– L.M. Montgomery

“I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead, others come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me.”– Dr. Seuss

“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”– Mary Engelbreit

“Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.”– Norman Vincent Peale

“It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.”– Confucius

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” – Lee Iacocca

“When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.”– Malcolm S. Forbes

“He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.”– William Samuel Johnson

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”—Martin Luther King, Jr.

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”—Franklin D. Roosevelt

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in….”―Haruki Murakami

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”—Maya Angelou

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”―H.G. Wells

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”—Les Brown

“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is opportunity for growth.”—Unknown

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”—Martin Luther King, Jr.

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