Quotes on Overcoming Challenges

Quotes inspire us to overcome the challenges thrown at us by life. The following article will cover a few quotes that will help you face life challenges head on.
Challenges are the spice in life that make it worth living. If there were no challenges in life, living would be a drag that would take away the charm of being alive. It may seem that one has to face more and difficult obstacles in life, but every challenge helps us become a better person. The following quotations and sayings will inspire you to fight the obstacles in your way.

"Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still." - Chinese Proverb.

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." - T.S. Eliot

"It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out, it's the pebble in your shoe." - Muhammad Ali

"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams

"Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging." - Joseph Campbell

"Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know." - Pema Chodron

"When you've got something to prove, there's nothing greater than a challenge." - Terry Bradshaw

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are." - Bernice Johnson Reagon

"To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!" - Charlie Chaplin

"If you are going through a time of discouragement, there is a time or great personal growth ahead." -
Oswald Chambers

"It has never been, and never will be easy work! But the road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination." - Marion Zimmer Bradley

"When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure." - Mary Kay Ash

"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe." - Dalai Lama

"Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever." - Isak Dinesen

"Obstacles are those frightful things we see when we take our eyes off our goal." - Henry Ford

"The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems." - Mahatma Gandhi

"You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you." - Walt Disney

"Focused will is incredible. If you have a dream and you don't give up no matter what obstacles come up, then life's problems will fall away and you will get what you want. It happens. It works." - Yanni

"Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors." - African Proverb

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

"Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will." - Norman Vincent Peale

"No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown." - William Penn

"When life makes us face difficult situations - such as a personal loss - we have to understand that eternity is taking one more step." - Paulo Coelho

"You've got to follow your passion. You've got to figure out what it is you love - who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dream." - Oprah Winfrey

"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain." - Dolly Parton

"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein." - H. Jackson Brown

"Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records." - William A. Ward

"Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure." - George Edward Woodberry

"Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory." - George S. Patton

"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials." - Danish Proverb

"Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have." - Norman Vincent Peale

"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

"You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round." - James J. Corbett

"Don't give up at half time. Concentrate on winning the second half." - Paul "Bear" Bryant

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." - Dale Carnegie

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination." - Tommy Lasorda

These quotes help us have a positive look towards life. However, dark and gloomy your life may seem, remember there is always a silver lining. The question is, do you have the courage to find it? These sayings about challenges in life all have the same moral: never give up. I hope these have motivated you to fight the obstacles in your life positively. I end this article with this ever inspiring quote by Nelson Mandela, The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
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