Adversity Strengthens

07/02/2013

suffering is a gift randigfine
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

feeling pain become stronger randigfine 350Grief 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_the_midst_of_winter 300In 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

Hardship dark enough stars EMERSON 200Look 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

thich-nhat-hanh-quotes-hope 350Oh, Sorrow,
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

14 responses to Adversity Strengthens

  1. 

    What a beautiful collection of quotes you’ve given us! Thank you! Z

  2. 

    beautiful…I have noted down each and every one of them…:-)
    thanks for sharing
    Namaste
    sriram

    • 

      Aren’t they lovely? I have a passion for inspiring quotes, and if they can be corralled into a theme – even better!
      I am delighted to learn these spoke to you and you noted them down. Thank you for commenting my friend.
      Namaste
      Gina

  3. 

    My favorites are the Camus and Emerson quotes.

  4. 

    So much wisdom in here! I must come back tomorrow to effectively sink it all in.

  5. 

    Love your beautiful website … love your quotes love and gratitude ❤

    • 

      Thank you Bryan! It is wonderful to enjoy your visit and kind comment. I enjoy the healthy balance between spirit and body you promote on your site and I look forward to returning and sharing abundant Likes and Comments. I will include your site in my ‘travels’. Namaste. Gina

      • 
        gratitudebh 07/03/2013 at 5:19 pm

        Thank you Gina, for your beautiful comments, I am looking forward to sharing . You enrich so many souls with your inspirational words of wisdom + motivational quotes. I really look forward to more of your beautiful posts!!
        Love and Gratitude. . . . Bryant

        • 

          Thank you Bryant! Your delightful enthusiasm warms my heart 🙂 . Although I’ve unfortunately been away for a while, I’m happy to report that I’m back now and look forward to more posts and exchanges.
          With loving gratitude, Gina

  6. 

    A wonderful collection and a lovely design, a rainbow for my day. Thank you.