History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats. B. C. Forbes

It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities. Eric Hoffer

When walking through the “valley of shadows,” remember, a shadow is cast by a Light. H. K. Barclay

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming of it. Helen Keller
In time of trouble . . . He shall set me upon a rock. Psalms 27:5

With men it is impossible; but to God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26
The same hammer that shatters the glass forges the steel. Russian Proverb

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. Ivy Baker

Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before. James Buckham

When written in Chinese the word crisis is composed to two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity. John F. Kennedy

A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose – a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve. John Maxwell

Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind. Leonardo Da Vinci

The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where the stand in times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Life’s blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm. Norman Vincent Peale

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. Robert Green Ingersoll

The flower that follows the sun does so even on cloudy days. Robert Leighton

A diamond is a chunk of coal that made good under pressure. Unknown Author

Do not fear the winds of adversity. Remember: A kite rises against the wind rather than with it. Unknown Author

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