Quotes About Adversity and Challenge

Perfect for when you need to overcome.


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

— William Ellery Channing

In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.

— Brian Weir

It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.

— Greek Proverb

We are like tea bags – we don’t know man lying on sidewalk as people pass byour own strength until we’re in hot water.

— Sister Busche

Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

— James 1:24, RSV

There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.

— Phyllis Bottome
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