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Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. Joshua J. Marine

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity. Marcus Annaeus Seneca (Seneca the Elder)

Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this. Homer

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. Napoleon Hill

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
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Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity. Lou Holtz

Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. Oprah Winfrey

A stumble may prevent a fall. English Proverbs

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner. English Proverbs

When adversity strikes, that's when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on. LL Cool J

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. Chinese Proverbs

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. William James

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. Horace

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. Proverbs

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