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Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
What doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
A wounded deer leaps the highest.
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
Failure is success if we learn from it.
Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.
I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door -- or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
A man is a god in ruins.
In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.
To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.
Forget the times of your distress, but never forget what they taught you.
Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.
What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise.
Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.
Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.
You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.
The world breaks everyone and afterward many are stronger at the broken places.
Sometimes your medicine bottle has on it, Shake well before using. That is what God has to do with some of His people. He has to shake them well before they are ever usable.
There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.
When it gets dark enough you can see the stars.
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.
The worst thing that happens to you may be the best thing for you if you don't let it get the best of you.
What is to give light must endure the burning.
Gray skies are just clouds passing over.
There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them.
If you're on thin ice, you might as well dance.
Adversities do not make a man frail. They show what sort of man he is.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.