Pain is your friend; it is your ally. Pain reminds you to finish the job and get the hell home. Pain tells you when you have been seriously wounded. And you know what the best thing about pain is? It tells you you’re not dead yet! — G.I. Jane


Tough times never last, but tough people do. —  Robert H. Schuller


What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. —  Ralph Waldo Emerson


The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them. —  Unknown


A problem is a chance for you to do your best. —  Duke Ellington


Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.   —  Leroy Satchel Paige


I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. —  Jewish Proverb


Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it. —  William Hazlitt


When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.  — Malcolm S. Forbes


If you don’t like something change it, if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. — Mary Engelbreit


If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are? —  Unknown


I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.  Thomas Paine


The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.  — Ulysses S. Grant


The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity. —  Seneca


One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. — Albert Schweitzer


Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. —  Publilius Syrus


Adversity is a fact of life. It can’t be controlled. What we can control is how we react to it. — Unknown


“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. — Henry Ford


The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is. — Charles M. Schwab


The true test of a person’s character is how they stand during tests of adversity. — Unknown


Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. —  Michael Jordan


He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity. —  William Samuel Johnson


I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead, others come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me.  — Dr. Seuss


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

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