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Experience may be hard but we claim its gifts because they are real, even though our feet bleed on its stones.

Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.

Fire tries gold, misfortune men.

Flowers grow out of dark moments.

For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.

For me life is a challenge. And it will be a challenge if I live to be a hundred or if I get to be a trillionaire.

From a fallen tree, make kindling.

Genuine morality is preserved only in the school of adversity; a state of continuous prosperity may easily prove a quicksand to virtue.

God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.

He disposes Doom who hath suffered him.

He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.

He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported with the later.

He that hath no cross deserves no crown.

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.

He who does not tire, tires adversity.

Heaven often smites in mercy, even when the blow is severest.

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.

Hot water is my native element. I was in it as a baby, and I have never seemed to get out of it ever since.

How sublime a thing it is to suffer and be strong.


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