Monday, September 18, 2006, 1:08 pm
Was like a swift punch to the solar plexus. I am still trying to catch my breath.
Our backs are certainly against the wall and we have no one to blame. We need to start winning games … tonight.
So, this morning, in an attempt to get the juices flowing and motivate myself, I went onto a few websites looking for quotes about overcoming adversity.
Here are some of the best (in my humble opinion. Feel free to post any you like):
"A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
"Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit."
– Napoleon Hill
"Out of difficulties grow miracles."
– Jean De La Bruyere
"The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune."
"Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records."
– William A. Ward
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
– Winston Churchill
"When it gets dark enough, you can see the stars."
– Lee Salk
"Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant."
"You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."
– Walt Disney
"You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round."
– James J. Corbett
"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."
– Thomas Paine