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One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.

Trials, temptations, disappointments -- all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fiber of character but strengthen it. Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.
Here is the rule to remember in the future, When anything tempts you to be bitter: not, This is a misfortune but To bear this worthily is good fortune.
Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us--and those around us -- more effectively. Look for the learning.
Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.
If I traveled to the end of the rainbow as Dame Fortune did intend, Murphy would be there to tell me the pot's at the other end.
Frogs have it easy, they can eat what bugs them
In times of storm, the shallowness of the root structure is revealed.
If your knees are knocking, kneel on them.
We need tough days to drive us to our knees.
We all know that sponges grow in the ocean but I wander how much deeper the ocean would be if that wasn't the case.
Your dips an falls do not confound me, half as much as your heights astound me.
When I dig another out of trouble, the hole from which I lift him is the place where I bury my own.
Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.
Every burden is a blessing.
When something an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.
If we study the lives of great men and women carefully and unemotionally we find that, invariably, greatness was developed, tested and revealed through the darker periods of their lives. One of the largest tributaries of the RIVER OF GREATNESS is always the STREAM OF ADVERSITY.
Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him.
Any port in a storm.
The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep.
It is in the gift for employing all the vicissitudes of life to one's own advantage and to that of one's craft that a large part of genius consists.
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
In my room as a kid... I'd play a fighter and get knocked to the floor and come back to win.
It would not be better if things happened to men just as they wish.
Do not free the camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness --a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion.
Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. [Isaiah 48:10]
Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist -- it reduces him to his fighting weight.
One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
The path of least resistance is the path of the loser.
A reasonable amount o fleas is good for a dog -- keeps him from brooding over being a dog, maybe.
Humanity either makes, or breeds, or tolerates all its afflictions.
Misfortunes leave wounds which bleed drop by drop even in sleep; thus little by little they train man by force and dispose him to wisdom in spite of himself. Man must learn to think of himself as a limited and dependent being; and only suffering teaches
Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for it.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.
Many miles away there's a shadow on the door of a cottage on the Shore of a dark Scottish lake.
For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.