Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.
What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.
Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.
What was hard to bear is sweet to remember.
Don’t listen to anyone who tells you that you can’t do this or that. That’s nonsense. Make up your mind, you’ll never use crutches
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be
He who finds diamonds must grapple in mud and mire because diamonds are not found in polished stones. They are made.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.