Archive for the ‘Adversity’ Category

I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.

Patton, George S

—General George Patton


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In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.

Iacocca, Lee

—Lee Iacocca

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Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.

Fields, WC

—W. C. Fields

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Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.








No one should live in poverty in the wealthiest nation on earth. From the earliest age, children need to know that, regardless of the set of circumstances they were born into, they have the power to overcome obstacles and achieve greatness. The victim mentality destroys. Hate destroys. Refuse to dwell in these houses, understand the great gift that God has placed in each of us, and refuse to be part of the herd. When the hate-mongers tell you that you are a victim, smile, wish them a nice day, and walk away.

–Penn Wealth

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Brinkley on Criticism

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

–David Brinkley

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Facing Adversity

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.

–Seneca the Younger, 4 BC – 65 AD

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Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis–once that crisis can be recognized and understood.

–Norman Cousins

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