Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: Adversity.

The repository contains 71 quotes in the category “Adversity.”
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It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river.

President Abraham Lincoln
1809 — 1865

All of life’s big problems include the words “indictment” or “inoperable.” Everything else is small stuff.

Alton Brown
1962 —     

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803 — 1882

All daring and courage, all iron endurance of misfortune make for a finer and nobler type of manhood.

President Theodore Roosevelt
1858 — 1919

If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you and you have to battle with only one of them.

President Calvin Coolidge
1872 — 1933

Only when you’ve been in the deepest valley can you know how magnificent it is to be atop the highest mountain.

President Richard M. Nixon
1913 — 1994

Kings have long arms, but misfortune longer; let none think themselves out of reach.

Benjamin Franklin
1706 — 1790

Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal.

1749 — 1832

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there, lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again, and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.

Mark Twain
1835 — 1910

If life had only good things, you wouldn’t be able to appreciate the good things.

Bobby Valentine
1950 —     

Life is mostly froth and bubble, but two things stand like stone, kindness in another’s trouble and courage in your own.

Princess Diana
1961 — 1997

For the past two weeks, you’ve been reading about a bad break. Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. I might have been given a bad break, but I’ve got an awful lot to live for.

Lou Gehrig
1903 — 1941

I’m not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.

Helen Keller
1880 — 1968

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

Helen Keller
1880 — 1968

All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming it.

Helen Keller
1880 — 1968

As in the physical world, so in the spiritual world, pain does not last forever.

Katherine Mansfield
1888 — 1923

If I were to get to heaven, I would probably find an exhausted guardian angel who had been getting me out of trouble all these years.

Thomas Sowell
1930 —     

However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names.

Henry David Thoreau
1817 — 1862

We’re all in this alone.

Lily Tomlin
1939 —     

The school of necessity is kept by a violent mistress.

Michel de Montaigne
1533 — 1592

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