Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right?
- I Peter
It is not the critic who counts,
nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled,
or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly;
who errs and comes short again and again;
who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions;
who spends himself in a worthy cause;
who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly,
so that his place shall never be with those timid souls
who know neither victory nor defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein
He who flings mud, loses a lot of ground.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
- Brian Weir