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This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.

— Winston Churchill (Public Domain)

Some of our greatest achievements, our most impressive breakthroughs, occur not when times are easy, but when the pressure is mounting. With this realization, go forth and create!

—Mike Hazell

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Voltaire on Adversity

Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.

— Voltaire (Public Domain)

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Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.

—William Ellery Channing (by Oswald Chambers; Public Domain)

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We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.

—2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (photo <a href="http://Image by Markus Naujoks from Pixabay“>Free Use)

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It is the critical moment that shows the man. So when the crisis is upon you, remember that God, like a trainer of wrestlers, has matched you with a rough and stalwart antagonist. ‘To what end?’ you ask? That you may prove the victor at the Great Games. Yet without toil and sweat this may not be!

—Epictetus (Public Domain)

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Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.

Huxley, Aldous, 1954, pd

— Aldous Huxley(1954, Public Domain)

…There are two components to this: putting yourself in the arena with the understanding that this is where you will be constantly tested; and developing the mettle that only comes with facing your experiences head on. Prepare to do battle each day, welcome each experience, and handle each with skill and precision. Gauge your results and prepare for tomorrow. In this way, your personal and spiritual growth is assured.

MSH, Penn Wealth

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Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.

Lewis, CS, by Arthur Strong, 1947_Free Use

—C.S. Lewis (by Arthur Strong, 1947; Free Use)

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