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Inspirational quotes on adversity and challenge.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Albert Einstein
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
Adventure is worthwhile.
Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
-Joshua J. Marine
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
Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
- Jean Sibelius
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain
At the timberline where the storms strike with the most fury, the sturdiest trees are found.
- Hudson newsletter
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
- Alexander Graham Bell
What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
-Bernice Johnson Reagon
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"
- Sydney J. Harris
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.