Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are. ~ Arthur Golden
Grief is an ocean that pulls me under, tumbles me, scrapes me up and spits me out on a new beach, three inches taller. ~ Stephanie Ericsson
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion. ~ Christian Nestell Bovee
In a storm, it is the tree that bends with the wind that survives to grow tall. ~ Brenda M. Schaeffer
Surmounted difficulties not only teach but hearten us in our future struggles. ~ James Sharp
A wise man adapts to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it. ~ Chinese Proverb
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor humans perfected without trials. ~ Danish Proverb
Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a [courageous] heart. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
All sunshine makes the desert. ~ Arabian Proverb
When we finally name you
We finally let you
Let us go. ~ Roseann Lloyd
Man was made for Joy and Woe,
And when this we rightly know,
Through the world we safely go;
Joy and Woe are woven fine,
A clothing for the soul divine.
~ William Blake
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved. It is in the most trying times that our real character is shaped and revealed.
~ Helen Keller
My gratitude to the makers of these posters from Google images, especially randigfine.com