Sometimes adversity is what you need to
face in order to become successful.
We have no right to ask when sorrow comes,
"Why did this happen to me?"
unless we ask the same question for every
moment of happiness that comes our way.
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it round. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
I ask not for a lighter burden,
but for broader shoulders.
Obstacles can't stop you.
Problems can't stop you.
Most of all other people can't stop you. Only you can stop you.
You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records.
William A. Ward
I would never have amounted to anything were it not for adversity. I was forced to come up the hard way.
No pressure, no diamonds.