Sweet Adversity

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“Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.”   Fortune cookie saying

As we all cope with many changes and challenges, the musings gathered here may help us remember that difficulties nourish our hidden strengths:

“Difficult times have helped me to understand how infinitely rich and beautiful life is, and that so many of the thins oe worries about are of no importance whatsoever.”   Isaak Dinesen

“Show me someone who has done something worthwhile and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.”   Lou Holtz

“He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.”   Ben Johnson

“The greatest part of our happiness and miseries depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.”   Martha Washington

“Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.”   Lady Bird Johnson

“Tough times never last but tough people do.”   Robert Schuller

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.”   Eleanor Roosevelt

“The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.”   Tacitus

“Never surrender opportunity to security.”   Branch Rickey

“Sweet are the uses of adversity.”   William Shakespeare

“Fight your fears with action.”   H. Jackson Brown

“Those things that hurt, instruct.”   Benjamin Franklin

“Pain is never permanent.”   Teresa of Avila

May some of these words strike a chord and strengthen you. Write on!


About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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