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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Forbidden fruit is responsible for many a bad jam.


Those who would have nothing to do with thorns must never attempt to gather flowers.


When you are up to your ears in alligators, it is difficult to remember that the reason you are there is to drain the swamp.


Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

104? B.C. — 1065

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

104? B.C. — 1065

It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.

Pierre Teilhard
1881 — 1955

If you are having trouble keeping your head above water, you probably aren’t on your toes.


Some people believe that holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more courage to know when to let go and then do it.

Ann Landers
1918 — 2002

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor can man be perfected without trials.

Chinese Proverb

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.

English Proverb

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.

Maori Proverb

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