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Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.

Difficulties should act as a tonic. They should spur us to greater exertion.

Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil.

Difficulties, opposition, criticism - these things are meant to be overcome, and there is a special joy in facing them and in coming out on top. It is only when there is nothing but praise that life loses its charm and I begin to wonder what I should do about it.

Difficulty is a nurse of greatness - a harsh nurse, who rocks her foster children roughly, but rocks them into strength and athletic proportions. - The mind, grappling with great aims and wrestling with mighty impediments, grows by a certain necessity to the stature of greatness. See quote detail

Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.

Do not show your wounded finger, for everything will knock up against it.

Don't look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you'll know you're dead.

Down you mongrel, Death! Back into your kennel!

Emergencies have always been necessary to progress. It was darkness which produced the lamp. It was fog that produced the compass. It was hunger that drove us to exploration. And it took a depression to teach us the real value of a job.

Enemies can be an incentive to survive and become someone in spite of them. Enemies can keep you alert and aware.

Even if misfortune is only good for bringing a fool to his senses, it would still be just to deem it good for something.

Even in the deepest sinking there is the hidden purpose of an ultimate rising. Thus it is for all men, from none is the source of light withheld unless he himself withdraws from it. Therefore the most important thing is not to despair.

Every calamity is a spur and valuable hint.

Every failure made me more confident. Because I wanted even more to achieve things, as revenge. To show that I could.

Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.

Every time you meet a situation, though you think at the time it is an impossibility and you go through the torture of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it, you find that forever after you are freer than you were before.

Everybody's heart is open, you know, when they have recently escaped from severe pain, or are recovering the blessing of health.

Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.


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