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Inspirational Quotes: Overcoming Challenges

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
-George Edward Woodberry

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is nothing to fear but fear itself.
-Franklin D. Roosevelt

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again.
-Vince Lombardi

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
-William Ellery Channing

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
-Joshua J. Marine

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
-George S. Patton

All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
-Henry David Thoreau

Fractures well cured make us more strong.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

A gentleman can withstand hardships; it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
-Danish Proverb

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
-Henry J. Kaise

What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.

It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
-Louis Kossuth

History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
-B. C. Forbes

Stand 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

Press on. Obstacles are seldom the same size tomorrow as they are today.
-Robert H. Schuller

Obstacles can't stop you. Problems can't stop you. Most of all other people can't stop you. Only you can stop you
-Jeffrey Gitomer

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
-Michael Jordan

It may sound strange, but many champions are made champions by setbacks.
-Bob Richards

Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
-Henry Ward Beecher

Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.
-Napoleon Hill

Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
-Lou Holtz

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
-Mahatma Gandhi

The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.

Kites rise highest against the wind-not with it.
-Sir Winston Churchill

I would never have amounted to anything were it not for adversity. I was forced to come up the hard way.
-J. C. Penney

If you're going through hell, keep going.
-Sir Winston Churchill

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
-Sir Winston Churchill

You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round.
-James J. Corbett

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
-Barbara De Angelis

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
-Walt Disney

The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.

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

Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.
-Denis Waitley

Don't give up at half time. Concentrate on winning the second half.
-Paul "Bear" Bryant

Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win - ssential to success.
-Napoleon Hill

Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory

Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.
-Peter Marshall

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
-Dale Carnegie

If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
-Samuel Johnson

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
-Franklin D Roosevelt

It was courage, faith, endurance and a dogged determination to surmount all obstacles that built this bridge.
-John J. Watson

It’s a very funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
-William Somerset Maugham

Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
-Swedish Proverb

To him who is determined it remains only to act.
Italian Proverb

Tough times never last, but tough people do.
-Dr. Robert Schuller

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination.
-Tommy Lasorda

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