and perseverance have a magical effect
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”
-- John Quincy Adams
biggest obstacle for creating a culture of peace is
that most people won't let themselves even think about
peace on earth. -- Robert Alan Silverstein
greatest obstacle we'll ever know is that society
has no goal.
Oh people join together now and show
That we can make this broken world whole.
Every act of kindness and compassion is hope for a
With every act of kindness and compassion, we build
a better world.
Help build a better world.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein
is an ornament in prosperity and refuge in adversity.
perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles,
discouragement, and impossibilities:
It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong
soul from the weak”
makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity
by dividing and sharing it."
-- Cicero (44 B.C.)
you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if
you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's
how you handle adversity, not how it affects you.
The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.
noble work is bound to face problems and obstacles.
It is important to check your goal and motivation
thoroughly. One should be very truthful, honest, and
reasonable. One's actions should be good for others,
and for oneself as well. Once a positive goal is chosen,
you should decide to pursue it all the way to the
end. Even if it is not realized, at least there will
be no regret."
let adversity become an obstacle.
Let adversity spur you on to devise creative approaches
-- John Di Frances
of us can continue to grow, develop and perform at our highest
potential without hope. Hope for success, hope for recognition
and reward and most importantly, hope that indeed we can
make a difference in the long-term outcome. Hope supplies
the essential fuel that enables the human spirit to continue
moving forward, especially in the face of severe adversity.
-- John Di Frances
spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the
growth of a true democratic spirit.
one foot in front of the other, I've climbed to higher lengths.
Reaching beyond my own limitations, to show my inner strength.
No obstacle too hard, for this warrior to overcome. I'm
just a man on a mission, to prove my disability hasn't won.
-- Robert M. Hensel
moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a
potential activist, every minute a chance to change
the world.-- Dolores
interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create
themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working
their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
-- Washington Irving
To every obstacle oppose patience, perseverance and
is no obstacle in the path of young people who are
poor or members of minority groups that hard work
and preparation cannot cure.”
is genius in persistence. It conquers all opposers.
It gives confidence. It annihilates obstacles. Everybody
believes in a determined man. People know that when
he undertakes a thing, the battle is half won, for his
rule is to accomplish whatever he sets out to do.
-- Orison Swett Marden
may be formed so as to exist without crime, without
poverty, with health greatly improved, with little,
if any misery, and with intelligence and happiness
increased a hundredfold; and no obstacle whatsoever
intervenes at this moment except ignorance to prevent
such a state of society from becoming universal."
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
in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without
a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy. Formulate and stamp
indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself
as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never
permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop
the picture. Do not build obstacles in your imagination.
Do not be awestruck by other people and try to copy
them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can."
-- Norman Vincent Peale
think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the
strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming
obstacles. They are the real heroes, and so are the
families and friends who have stood by them.
causes some men to break; others to break records." - William
The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All
that an obstacle does with brave men is, not to frighten
them, but to challenge them.