And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.— Haruki Murakami
Colorful Adversity In Life quotations
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
Courage is not an ability one either possess or lacks.
Courage is the willingness to engage in a risk-taking behavior regardless of whether the consequences are unknown or possibly adverse. We are capable of courageous behavior provided we are willing to engage in it. Given that life offers few guarantees, all living requires risk-taking.
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.
In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
Be calm and strong and patient. Meet failure and disappointment with courage. Rise superior to the trials of life, and never give in to hopelessness or despair. In danger, in adversity, cling to your principles and ideals. Aequanimitas!
The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream...It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. Not failure, but low aim is sin.
The thing about life is that you must survive.
Life is going to be difficult, and dreadful things will happen. What you do is move along, get on with it, and be tough. Not in the sense of being mean to others, but being tough with yourself and making a deadly effort not to be defeated.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
If you don't like your situation in life, don't fret or worry--do something about it. Worry less, and act more.
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.
When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.
That’s what this storm’s all about.
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
Remain true to yourself and your philosophy.
Changing in the face of adversity will in fact diminish your credibility with your customers.
I want Thy plan, O God, for my life. May I be happy and contented whether in the homeland or on the foreign field; whether married or alone, in happiness or sorrow, health or sickness, prosperity or adversity -- I want Thy plan, O God, for my life. I want it; oh, I want it.
In times of uncertainty there is a special breed of warrior ready to answer our Nation’s call; a common man with uncommon desire to succeed. Forged by adversity, he stands alongside America’s finest special operations forces to serve his country and the American people, and to protect their way of life. I am that man.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
Here then is a great # truth . In the # pain , the # agony , and the # heroic endeavors of life, we pass through a # refiner 's # fire , and the insignificant and the unimportant in our lives can melt away like dross and make our # faith # bright , # intact , and # strong .
Greatness is best measured by how well an individual responds to the happenings in life that appear to be totally unfair, unreasonable, and undeserved.
Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
The question in life is not whether you get knocked down.
You will. The question is, are you ready to get back up... And fight for what you believe in?
The darkest hour has only sixty minutes.
Everyone is handed adversity in life.
No one's journey is easy. It's how they handle it that makes people unique.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
You will fall many times in life, but you will pick yourself up and become stronger and wiser for each trouble you pass.
We cannot protect our children from life.
Therefore, it is essential to prepare them for it. Feeling sorry for children is one of the most seriously damaging attitudes we can have. It so greatly demonstrates to them and to ourselves that we lack faith in them and their ability to cope with adversities.
To me, obstacles in life build character.
You have to be able to overcome adversity in order to succeed and appreciate the simple things life has to offer...that's where most of my inspiration for writing and singing comes from.
Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.
Triumph over adversity that's what the marathon is all about.
Nothing in life can't triumph after that
There is nothing more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life.
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
People that are brilliant and successful, we think they've just always been that way. That's not the case. Most of them have had some tough adversity in their life. It's prepared them. I've never felt like you could develop character without adversity.
If there is a purpose in life at all, there must be a purpose in suffering and in dying. But no man can tell another what this purpose is. Each must find out for himself, and must accept the responsibility that his answer prescribes. If he succeeds he will continue to grow in spite of all indignities.
Most successful people can identify one minute, one moment, where their lives changed, and it usually occurred in times of adversity.
It is when you finally learn that your are all in your mind that your real life begins.
Misfortune can force you into doing things you should be doing anyway.
Lessons come from adversity. Anything can happen to anyone... You can find a new lease on life - more meaning than you thought possible in simple things... Let go. Live in the moment. Go forward.
We live in a day when the adversary stresses on every hand the philosophy of instant gratification. We seem to demand instant everything, including instant solutions to our problems. . .It was meant to be that life would be a challenge. To suffer some anxiety, some depression, some disappointment, even some failure is normal.
The sky has never been the limit. We are our own limits. It's then about breaking our personal limits and outgrowing ourselves to live our best lives. All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me.
Throughout the journey of my life, I have maintained a strong faith in the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity. I deeply believe in one's own positive will to overcome even the most daunting challenges.
Consider that nothing in human life is stable;
for then you will not exult overmuch in prosperity, nor grieve overmuch in adversity. Rejoice over the good things which come to you, but grieve in moderation over the evils which befall you.