Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
Someone may have stolen your dream when it was young and fresh and you were innocent. Anger is natural. Grief is appropriate. Healing is mandatory. Restoration is possible.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Orison Swett Marden
Success is not measured by what you accomplish but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
Booker T. Washington
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
That which is bitter to endure may be sweet to remember.
The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.