Worthy Victories Quotes and Quotations
Victories that are cheap are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting.
The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it.
But the fruit that can fall without shaking indeed is too mellow for me.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly; 'tis dearness only that gives everything its value.
The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the last generation.
To conquer without risk is to triumph without glory.
There could be no honor in a sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat.
In order to have great happiness, you have to have great pain and unhap-piness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy?
To really enjoy the better things in life, one must first have experienced the things they are better than.
There is no victory without pain.
Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.
Excellence costs a great deal.
If you want a place in the sun, you've got to put up with a few blisters.
Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.
A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity till he has tasted adversity.
Who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet.
Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.
No man better knows what good is than he who has endured evil.
He that has never suffered extreme adversity knows not the full extent of his own depravation.
Sleep, riches and health, to be truly enjoyed, must be interrupted.
You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
If there were no tribulation, there would be no rest; if there were no winter, there would be no summer.
If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
If you want to see the sun shine, you have to weather the storm.
He that can't endure the bad will not live to see the good.
I have lived long enough to be battered by the realities of life, and not too long to be downed by them.
If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.
If your house is on fire, warm yourself by it.
A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful five years later, when you see the guy in an elevator and he is fat and smoking a cigar and saying "long-time-no-see." If he hadn't broken your heart, you couldn't have that glorious feeling of relief!
Anything other than death is a minor injury.
The most valuable gift I ever received was the gift of insecurity my father left us. My mother's love might not have prepared me for life the way my father's departure did. He forced us out on the road, where we had to earn our bread.
Being disabled gave me an immense advantage. People are kinder to you. It puts you on a different level than if you go into a situation whole and secure.
When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.
From a fallen tree, make kindling.
Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience, and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
To every disadvantage there is a corresponding advantage.
The same wind that extinguishes a light can set a brazier on fire.
Other Definitions of Adversity Adversity is the touchstone of virtue.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
Glee! The great storm is over!
Diseases can be our spiritual flat tires - disruptions in our lives that seem to be disasters at the time, but end by redirecting our lives in a meaningful way.
To say that my grief will be eternal would be ridiculous - nothing is eternal.
What the student calls a tragedy, the master calls a butterfly.
Our way is not soft grass, it's a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upwards, forward, toward the sun.
Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.
Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and very fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterward carefully avoid.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change.
Let us not be needlessly bitter: certain failures are sometimes fruitful.
It is only after an unknown number of unrecorded labors, after a host of noble hearts have succumbed in discouragement, convinced that their cause is lost; it is only then that cause triumphs.
When you can't remember why you're hurt, that's when you're healed. When you have to work real hard to re-create the pain, and you can't quite get there, that's when you're better.
Sweet are the uses of adversity.
However confused the scene of our life appears, however torn we may be who now do face that scene, it can be faced, and we can go on to be whole.
In adversity, remember to keep an even mind.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.
I walk firmer and more secure up hill than down.
Adversity is like the period of the rain ... cold, comfortless, unfriendly to man and to animal; yet from that season have their birth the flower, the fruit, the date, the rose and the pomegranate.
If we survive danger, it steels our courage more than anything else.
The virtue of adversity is fortitude, which in mortals is the heroical virtue.
To turn an obstacle to one's advantage is a great step towards victory.
Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men ... crisis shows us what we have become.
Strong men greet war, tempest, hard times. They wish, as Pindar said, to tread the floors of hell, with necessities as hard as iron.