“The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.”  C.C. Scott

“When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.
”  Unknown

“Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts.  It’s what you do with what you have left.”  Hubert Humphrey

“Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.”
  Charles F. Kettering

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

“When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”  John F. Kennedy

“Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.”
  Julie Andrews

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” Confucius

“The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.”  Confucius

“All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.”  Henry David Thoreau

“The world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming it.”  Helen Keller

“Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.”  Lin Yutang

“Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.”  Longfellow

“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”  Joshua J. Marine

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”  Dale Carnegie

“Celebrate endings – for they precede new beginnings.”  Jonathan Lockwood Huie

‘I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.”  Louisa May Alcott

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”  Maria Robinson

“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”  Winston Churchill

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.”  Oscar Wilde

“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.”  Orison Swett Marden

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.”  Author Unknown

“Decide carefully, exactly what you want in life, then work like mad to make sure you get it!”  Hector Crawford

“Damaged people are dangerous.  They know they can survive.”  Josephine Hart

“Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.” Author Unknown

“Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.”  Garth Brooks

“Without the setbacks, I would not appreciate where I am today.” — Sarah Trowbridge

“There will become a time when you think everything is finished.  That will be the beginning.”  Louis L’amour

“Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.”  Unknown

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.
”  Japanese Proverb

“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”
  Flavia Weedn

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”  Frank A. Clark

“If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change.  If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change.”  John A. Simone, Sr.

“Being defeated is only a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent.”  Marilyn vos Savant

“Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.”  Christopher Morley

“The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.”  John Vance Cheney

“Man performs and engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear.  That’s how he finds that he can bear anything.”  William Faulkner

“I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
  Christopher Reeve

“There are two things that one must get used to or one will find life unendurable:  the damages of time and injustices of men.”  Nicolas Chamfort

“God gave burdens, also shoulders.”  Yiddish Proverb

“The darkest hour has only sixty minutes.”  Morris Mandel

“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.”  Louis Pasteur

“Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts.  It’s what you do with what you have left.”  Hubert Humphrey

“Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.”  Joe Clark

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”  Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.”  Alex Karras

“When you are going through hell – keep going.”  Winston Churchill

“… there are only a few human stories and they have all been enacted previously. This is a fact that you must never forget- there are people who have overcome every conceivable difficult situation, even the one which you now find yourself and which to you seems utterly hopeless. So did it seem to some others, but they found an out, a way up, a path over, a pass through.”  Norman Vincent Peale

“Someday I hope to enjoy enough of what the world calls success so that someone will ask me, “What’s the secret of it?” I shall say simply this: “I get up when I fall down.”  Paul Harvey

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”  William Feather

“To follow, without halt, one aim; that’s the secret of success.”  Anna Pavlova

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to always try, just one more time.”  Thomas Edison

“Victory belongs to the most persevering.”  Napoleon Bonaparte

“Never, never, never, never, give up.”  Winston Churchill

“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”  Abraham Lincoln

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.”  Calvin Coolidge

“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, has strengthened me. 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

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”  Vince Lombardi

“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”  Oliver Wendell Holmes

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”  Nelson Mandela

“Failure in people is caused more by lack of determination than lack of talent.”  Unknown

“Success comes in can; failure comes in can’ts.”  Unknown

“Don’t be afraid of pressure. Remember that pressure is what turns a lump of coal into a diamond.”  Unknown