Success, Overcoming Adversity & Overcoming Failure

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

Every good thought you think is contributing its share to the ultimate result of your life.
Grenville Kleiser

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemy.
Rodrick Thorp

Never bend your head, always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
Helen Keller

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
Martin Luther King Jr

Oh God – Thy sea is so great and my boat is so small.
Author Unknown

I am an idealist. I don’t know where I am going but I’m on my way.
Carl Sandburg

As I grow to understand life less and less. I learn to live it more and more.
Jules Renard

You never really lose until you quit trying.
Mike Ditka

The best way to secure future happiness is to be as happy as is rightfully possible today.
Charles W. Eliot

The greatest possession is self-possession.
Ethel Watts Mumford

Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to. it doesn’t matter what you do in particular so long as you have your life.
Henry James

Life is a series of surprises. We do not guess today the mood, the pleasure, the power of tomorrow, when we are building up our being.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself loses misery.
Matthew Arnold

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
Edward John Phelps

it is only because of problems we grow mentally and spiritually.
M. Scott Peck

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt

You have to believe in happiness or happiness never comes.
Douglas Malloch

Don’t be sad, don’t be angry, if life deceives you submit to your grief- your time for joy will come, believe me.
Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin

Gray skies are just clouds passing over.
Duke Ellington

Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.
Special Olympics Motto

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
Helen Keller

Our lives are like the course of the sun. At the darkest moment there is the promise of daylight.
London Times

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
Henry David Thoreau

The best way out of a difficulty is through it.
Robert Frost

Updated Nov. 1, 2008

We cannot change the direction of the wind; but we can adjust our sails….
Author Unknown

Recovering from failure is often easier than building from success.
Michael Eisner

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strength. When you go through hardship and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

The greatest glory in living, lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.
Nelson Mandela

To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail.
Woodrow Wilson

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
Maria Robinson

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
Frank A. Clark

As long as you keep getting born, it’s alright to die some times.
Orson Scott Card

One who makes no mistakes never makes anything.
Unknown Author

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.
Jan Glidewell

Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.
Marilyn Monroe

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