Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment

that something else is more important than fear.

~Ambrose Redmoon~


Depression loses its power when fresh vision pierces the darkness.

~Peter Sinclair~


Determination, patience and courage

are the only things needed to improve any situation.

~Unknown Author~


Do not fear the winds of adversity. Remember:

A kite rises against the wind rather than with it.

~Unknown Author~


Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.

~Myla Kabat-Zinn~


Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles

and adds significance to all you do.

~Norman Vincent Peale~


Every adversity, every failure, every heartache

carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.

~Napoleon Hill~


Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed,

its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.

~Og Mandino~


Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit

makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.

~James Buckham~


Out of suffering comes creativity.

You cannot spell painting without pain.

~John Lithgow in Third Rock From the Sun~


Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which

difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

~John Quincy Adams~


Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.

~Robert Schuller~


Prosperity is not without many fears and disasters;

and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.

~Francis Bacon~


Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,

in which you can walk with love and reverence.

~Henry David Thoreau~


Real valor consists not in being insensible to danger;

but in being prompt to confront and disarm it.

~Sir Walter Scott~


Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has plenty,

not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

~Charles Dickens~


Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.

~Mario Fernandez~


The block of granite, which was an obstacle in the path of the weak,

becomes a stepping stone in the path of the strong.

~Thomas Carlyle~


The gem cannot be polished without friction,

nor man perfected without trials.

~Chinese proverb~


I’m not afraid of storms,

for I’m learning to sail my ship.

~Louisa May Alcott~


The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing,

but in rising every time we fail.

~Nelson Mandela~