No matter how difficult the challenge, when we spread our wings of faith and allow the winds of God's spirit to lift us, no obstacle is too great to overcome.
It is a brave act to despise death; but where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
You can't fly a kite unless you go against the wind and have a weight to keep it from turning a somersault. The same with man. No man will succeed unless he is ready to face and overcome difficulties and is prepared to assume responsibilities.
Adversity is a severe instructor, set over us by one who knows us better than we do ourselves, as he loves us better too. He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. This conflict with difficulty makes us acquainted with our object, and compels us to consider it in all its relations. It will not suffer us to be superficial.
If you would not have affliction visit you twice, listen at once to what it teaches.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
If you want to be miserable, think about yourself; about what you want, what you like, what respect people ought to pay you, what people think of you; and then to you nothing will be pure. You will spoil everything you touch; you will make sin and misery for yourself out of everything God sends you; you will be as wretched as you choose.
Let your mistakes be a comma, and not a period.
To sit alone with my conscience will be judgment enough for me.
What is difficult to endure is sweet to recall.
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
Adventure is hardship aesthetically considered.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.
At times I experience hardship in trying to find the proper point of balance between traditional things and my own personality.
The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.
Most men ebb and flow in wretchedness between the fear of death and the hardship of life; they are unwilling to live, and yet they do not know how to die.
This depression was deep, and you don't climb out of anything as quick as you fall in.
The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
He who is greedy is disgraced; he who discloses his hardship will always be humiliated; he who has no control over his tongue will often have to face discomfort.
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