Adversity Quotes Quotes

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Joseph Conrad
“Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it.”
Conrad Joseph

Shannon L. Alder
“The Anatomy of Conflict:

If there is no communication then there is no respect. If there is no respect then there is no caring. If there is no caring then there is no understanding. If there is no understanding then there is no compassion. If there is no compassion then there is no empathy. If there is no empathy then there is no forgiveness. If there is no forgiveness then there is no kindness. If there is no kindness then there is no honesty. If there is no honesty then there is no love. If there is no love then God doesn't reside there. If God doesn't reside there then there is no peace. If there is no peace then there is no happiness. If there is no happiness ----then there IS CONFLICT BECAUSE THERE IS NO COMMUNICATION!”
Shannon L. Alder

Malcolm Gladwell
“It was not the privileged and the fortunate who took in the Jews in France. It was the marginal and damaged, which should remind us that there are real limits to what evil and misfortune can accomplish. If you take away the gift of reading, you create the gift of listening. If you bomb a city, you leave behind death and destruction. But you create a community of remote misses. If you take away a mother or a father, you cause suffering and despair. But one time in ten, out of that despair rises as indomitable force. You see the giant and the shepherd in the Valley of Elah and your eye is drawn to the man with sword and shield and the glittering armor. But so much of what is beautiful and valuable in the world comes from the shepherd, who has more strength and purpose than we ever imagine.”
Malcolm Gladwell, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

Edie Littlefield Sundby
“I love to walk. Walking is a spiritual journey and a reflection of living. Each of us must determine which path to take and how far to walk; we must find our own way, what is right for one may not be for another. There is no single right way to deal with late stage cancer, to live life or approach death, or to walk an old mission trail.”
Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I was given three months to live...

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Hope is holding on to the promises of God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, The Wings of Hope: Survivor

“Every challenge, every adversity, contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth.”
Roy Bennett

Ryan Holiday
“We might not be emperors, but the world is still constantly testing us. It asks: Are you worthy? Can you get past the things that inevitably fall in your way? Will you stand up and show us what you're made of?
Plenty of people have answered this question in the affirmative. And a rarer breed still has shown that they not only have what it takes, but they thrive and rally at every such challenge. That the challenge makes them better than if they'd never faced the adversity at all.”
Ryan Holiday, The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

“Almost everybody needs ideas to live by including hope and faith in order to tolerate the hardships of existence.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Everyone’s life is composed of ordinary grist as we are all human and to be human is to fail. Failure is not dishonorable; failure to set worthy goals and religiously aspire to achieve them is a disreputable means to squander a life. How any person’s life will turn out is a rebarbative mystery. Our lives will never achieve the loveliness of our dream visions. A person must be cognizant of their failures because through great effort and especially magnificent failures we learn.”
Kilroy J. Oldster

“Life is too short for fearmongering and becoming ensnarled in lengthy periods of depression. We must use our time judiciously and never waver in our scared quest striving to achieve what one seeks. A person whom encounters no difficulties along the way, or only finds relatively minor troubles, probably does not want much out of life. When times are too tame, it is probable that we allowed a certain pall of inertia to set in. One cannot sail on a meek wind. When life is too tranquil, we should be suspicious of our charted designation. When life is too calm, it is possible that we will shortly run aground. When we experience no resistance in our path, we probably did not depart on a worthwhile journey in the first place. One must act diligently to scout out a meaningful destination. I must rest when tired, but I can never become complacent and snooze through life. I can never surrender what I seek. Striving means a willingness to make mistakes in good faith and to continue to go on undeterred by past mistakes. Any motivated person is bound to make mistakes pursing challenging goals and occasionally fall short of his or her intended short-term or midrange mark. In order to achieve worthy long-term goals, person must exhibit mental flexibility and adapt to every obstacle blocking their path.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“A person cannot be so fearful of failure, hardship, and suffering that they never live.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Only the harshest personal experiences open our eyes to the immaculate possibilities and the splendor of our world.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“A persons true character is only revealed under adversity.”
A.J. Garces

“The bigger the adversity, the bigger the heart - The longer the journey, the deeper and wider the wisdom”
P. Archer

Anthon St. Maarten
“The shadows of life add depth and dimension to our journey, like route markers along our path. They are never intended to dominate our life with darkness, neither do they determine our ultimate destiny.”
Anthon St. Maarten

“Progress is not gauged by improvement in the comfort of our situation. Progress happens when the situation is adverse and we remain normal.”
Swami Mukundananda

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