I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.— Leonardo da Vinci
Helpful Adversity Motivational quotations
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no mater how slow.
It's not the disability that defines you;
it's how you deal with the challenges the disability presents you with.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.
The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.
Be not afraid of going slowly, Be afraid of standing still.
Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories.
Failure is success if we learn from it.
If you don't like your situation in life, don't fret or worry--do something about it. Worry less, and act more.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
When you look fear in the face, you are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'
The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
Just put one foot in front of the other.
A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity.
Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities.
They vary in their desires to reach their potential.
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.
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?
There are those who work all day. Those who dream all day. And those who spend an hour dreaming before setting to work to fulfill those dreams. Go into the third category because there's virtually no competition.
Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Through adversity, not only are we given opportunity to discover our inner strength, we are also given the gift of foresight so we can shine a light for others who go through the experience after us.
There is nothing more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Obstacles can't stop you. Problems can't stop you. Most of all, other people can't stop you. Only you can stop you.
The hardest walk is walking alone, but it's also the walk that makes you the strongest.
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.
A little progress each day adds up to bg results.
Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.
The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away.
Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
If there were no problems, most of us would be unemployed.
Christ willed to suffer and be despised and do you dare complain of the same? Christ had adversaries and backbiters; and do you wish to have all men your friends and benefactors? When shall your patience attain her crown if no adversity befalls you? If you are willing to suffer naught that is against you, how will you be the friend of Christ?
If you want to fly, give up everything that weights you down.
We all face adversity and tragedy and need inspiration and motivation to Keep Rolling.
It's the easiest thing in the world for a man to deceive himself.
Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannogt congeal in winter.
In adversity, there is opportunity. Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity. I've never known anybody to achieve anything without overcoming adversity. Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn't make me stronger.
Sometimes in life, things happen that will knock you back.
Hell, you may get beaten to your knees but you must never ALLOW this world to knock you down! Conjure up all the strength you have and drive through whatever it is keeping you on your knees. Build up the strength and your knees may never buckle again!