and perseverance have a magical effect
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”
-- John Quincy Adams
is an ornament in prosperity and refuge in adversity.
perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles,
discouragement, and impossibilities:
It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong
soul from the weak”
makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity
by dividing and sharing it."
-- Cicero (44 B.C.)
you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But
if you learn from them, you'll be a better person.
It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects
you. The main thing is never quit, never quit,
noble work is bound to face problems and obstacles.
It is important to check your goal and motivation
thoroughly. One should be very truthful, honest,
and reasonable. One's actions should be good for
others, and for oneself as well. Once a positive
goal is chosen, you should decide to pursue it
all the way to the end. Even if it is not realized,
at least there will be no regret."
let adversity become an obstacle.
Let adversity spur you on to devise creative approaches
-- John Di Frances
of us can continue to grow, develop and perform at our
highest potential without hope. Hope for success, hope
for recognition and reward and most importantly, hope
that indeed we can make a difference in the long-term
outcome. Hope supplies the essential fuel that enables
the human spirit to continue moving forward, especially
in the face of severe adversity.
-- John Di Frances
spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to
the growth of a true democratic spirit.
one foot in front of the other, I've climbed to higher
lengths. Reaching beyond my own limitations, to show
my inner strength. No obstacle too hard, for this warrior
to overcome. I'm just a man on a mission, to prove my
disability hasn't won.
-- Robert M. Hensel
is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost
to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage,
and working their solitary but irresistible way through
a thousand obstacles.
-- Washington Irving
To every obstacle oppose
patience, perseverance and soothing language.
is no obstacle in the path of young people who
are poor or members of minority groups that hard
work and preparation cannot cure.”
is genius in persistence. It conquers all opposers.
It gives confidence. It annihilates obstacles. Everybody
believes in a determined man. People know that when
he undertakes a thing, the battle is half won, for
his rule is to accomplish whatever he sets out to
-- Orison Swett Marden
"Society may be formed so as to exist without
crime, without poverty, with health greatly improved,
with little, if any misery, and with intelligence
and happiness increased a hundredfold; and no
obstacle whatsoever intervenes at this moment
except ignorance to prevent such a state of society
from becoming universal."
up to your obstacles and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't half the strength
you think they have."
-- Norman Vincent Peale
in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without
a humble but reasonable confidence in your own
powers you cannot be successful or happy. Formulate
and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture
of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously.
Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to
develop the picture. Do not build obstacles in
your imagination. Do not be awestruck by other
people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you
as efficiently as you can."
-- Norman Vincent Peale
I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds
the strength to persevere and endure in spite
of overwhelming obstacles. They are the real heroes,
and so are the families and friends who have stood
biggest obstacle for creating a culture of peace
is that most people won't let themselves even
think about peace on earth. -- Robert
greatest obstacle we'll ever know, is that society
has no goal.
Oh people join together now and show
That we can make this broken world whole.
Every act of kindness and compassion is hope for
a better world.
With every act of kindness and compassion, we
build a better world.
Help build a better world.
causes some men to break; others to break records."
- William Ward
The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome.
All that an obstacle does with brave men is, not
to frighten them, but to challenge them.