Don't let fear stop you. Don't give up because you are paralyzed by insecurity or overwhelmed by the odds, because in giving up, you give up hope. Understand that failure is a process in life, that only in trying can you enrich yourself and have the possibility of moving forward. The greatest obstacle in life is fear and giving up because of it.— Sonia Sotomayor
Astounding Overwhelming Odds quotations
You have to be odd to be number one.
Success is not measured by what a man accomplishes, but by the opposition he has encountered and the courage with which he has maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
I know of no higher fortitude than stubborness in the face of overwhelming odds.
Sometimes, a flame can be utterly extinguished.
Sometimes, a flame can shrink and waver, but sometimes a flame refuses to go out. It flares up from the faintest ember to illuminate the darkness, to burn in spite of overwhelming odds.
The act of facing overwhelming odds produces greatness and beauty.
Always make a total effort. Even when the odds are against you.
You'll face overwhelming odds; you'll be incredibly outnumbered. Fear would be your natural inclination. But keep in mind, God is with you.
'I am insecure' means: I can't cope on my own.
The odds are overwhelming. I can't resist them on my own. I need us to join forces, stand shoulder to shoulder, march hand in hand.
Every great moment of social change was once a confirmed impossibility.
People's determination in the face of overwhelming odds has, time and again, triumphed over what seems impossible. This is what you tell yourself.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Don’t be discouraged at seemingly overwhelming odds in your desire to live and to help others live God’s commandments. At times it may seem like David trying to fight Goliath. But remember, David did win.
The new always happens against the overwhelming odds of statistical laws and their probability, which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty; the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle.
My stories are of gas chambers, shootings, electrified fences, torture, scorching sun, mental abuse, and constant threat of death. But they are also stories of faith, hope, triumph, and love. They are stories of perseverance, loyalty, courage in the face of overwhelming odds, and of never giving up!
If something is important enough, even if odds are against you, you should still do it.
Being a member of the labor force and a full-time parent means trying to manage against overwhelming odds in an unresponsive society.
To place your dreams before the crowd is to risk ridicule.
To go forward in the face of overwhelming odds is to risk failure. But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard of life is to risk nothing.
All American wars (except the Civil War) have been fought with the odds overwhelmingly in favor of the Americans. In the history of armed combat such affairs as the Mexican and Spanish-American Wars must be ranked, not as wars at all, but as organized assassinations. In the two World Wars, no American faced a bullet until his adversaries had been worn down by years of fighting others.
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.
To rest in God's power when your own weaknesses seem to be screaming at you? That's grace! To be confident in who God is for you when you feel overwhelmed by odds against you? That's peace! To stand alone against massive intimidation? That's trust! To know beyond any shadow of a doubt that God is bigger, and therefore you cannot lose? That's the faith that moves mountains!
... the human soul, beaten down, overwhelmed, faced by complete failure and ruin, can still rise up against unbearable odds and triumph.
There will be times when you will be frightened and discouraged.
You may feel that you are defeated. The odds of obtaining victory may appear overwhelming. At times you may feel like David trying to fight Goliath. But remember-David did win!
Against all odds, despite all obstacles, we are going to make it.
How is it that I could run into a gunfight against overwhelming odds and put myself between bullets and civilians, but I couldn't scrape together enough courage to speak to the one person who mattered the most to me?
There is no struggle too vast, no odds too overwhelming, for even should we fail - should we fall - we will know that we have lived.
May I say that I am delighted that my favorite alpha is feeling better.
Why, you'll be running recklessly into danger against overwhelming odds anytime now.
If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.
When she spoke again it was in the thin, careful and above all brave voice of someone who has pulled themselves together despite overwhelming odds but might let go again at any moment.