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March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.

The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them
There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
People are like stained -- glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within
Stumbling is not falling.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or by the handle.
The proof of gold is fire...
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything.
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
As a rule, adversity reveals genius and prosperity hides it.
Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds; all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have.
One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night.
Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.
Out of love and hatred, out of earnings and borrowings and leadings and losses; out of sickness and pain; out of wooing and worshipping; out of traveling and voting and watching and caring; out of disgrace and contempt, comes our tuition in the serene and beautiful laws.
Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.
The stars are constantly shining, but often we do not see them until the dark hours.
The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
I have often been downcast, but never in despair; I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time. In my diary I treat all the privations as amusing. I have made up my mind now to lead a different life from other girls and, later on, different from ordinary housewives. My start has been so very full of interest, and that is the sole reason why I have to laugh at the humorous side of the most dangerous moments.
He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.
Every hardship; every joy; every temptation is a challenge of the spirit; that the human soul may prove itself. The great chain of necessity wherewith we are bound has divine significance; and nothing happens which has not some service in working out the sublime destiny of the human soul.
I bring to my life a certain amount of mess.
The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizarre which seems inherent in them.
The reward of suffering is experience.
Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, grow, grow.
Through tattered clothes, small vices do appear. Robes and furred gowns hide all.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
In a dark time, the eye begins to see.
He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity
There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
You have endured worse things; God will grant an end even to these.
No one would ever have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in a storm.
The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.