Quotes of the Month – Overcoming Obstacles

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“Man is so made that whenever anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.” ~ Jean de la Fontaine

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” ~Charlotte Bronte

“The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” ~Mark Caine

“Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.” ~Horace

“Trials, temptations, disappointments — all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fibre of a character, but strengthen it. Every conquered temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.” ~James Buckham

“The one resolution, which was in my mind long before it took the form of a resolution, is the key-note of my life. It is this, always to regard as mere impertinences of fate the handicaps which were placed upon my life almost at the beginning. I resolved that they should not crush or dwarf my soul, but rather be made to blossom, like Aaron’s rod, with flowers.” ~ Helen Keller

“The abundant life does not come to those who have had a lot of obstacles removed from their path by others. It develops from within and is rooted in strong mental and moral fiber.” ~William Mather Lewis

“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.” ~Aristotle

“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” ~ Maya Angelou

“It is a psychological fact that we cherish most what we have worked hardest to gain. The further we have come, the sweeter the celebration at the destination when we arrive.” ~Denis Waitley

“It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated – it is finished when it surrenders.” ~ Ben Stein

“Identify the major obstacle that stands between you and your goal and begin today to remove it.” ~Brian Tracy

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