Quotes About Overcoming

“Temptations, when we meet them at first, are as the lion that roared upon Samson; but if we overcome them, the next time we see them we shall find a nest of honey within them.” ~John Bunyan~

“He that overcometh shall inherit all things. God has no poor children.” ~D.L. Moody~

“Often, people give up without knowing success is just around the corner; if they had only persevered a little longer, if they had only tried one more time, they could have succeeded.” ~Ashley Ormon~

“The beautiful thing about setbacks is they introduce us to our strengths.” ~Robin Sharma~

“A person who cannot handle setbacks will never handle victories either.” ~Orrin Woodward~

“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” ~Molière~

“Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but by the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.” ~Booker T. Washington~

“Nobody looks good in their darkest hour. But it’s those hours that make us what we are. We stand strong, or we cower. We emerge victorious, tempered by our trials, or fractured by a permanent damning fault line.” ~Karen Marie Moning~

“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” ~T.S. Eliot~

“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” ~Chinese proverb~

“Challenges can’t overcome people who never quit trying to overcome them.” ~Constance Chuks Friday~

“You may not appreciate the prestige of being on your feet if you’ve not felt the pain of being on your knees.”
~Constance Chuks Friday~

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on them. You don’t let them have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” ~Johnny Cash~

“He overcomes a strong enemy who overcomes his own anger.” ~Unknown~

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” ~John 16:33~

”Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” ~Romans 8:37~

“Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.” ~Theodore N. Vail~

“You never fail until you stop trying.” ~Albert Einstein~

“If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost. Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” ~Zig Ziglar~

“Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.” 
~Lou Holtz~

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” 
~Nelson Mandela~

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ebrookslivingston
    Apr 24, 2014 @ 10:46:29

    I had never heard/read that Johnny Cash quote. Knowing a little bit about his life and what he went through in his early and middle years makes it all the more meaningful. It’s a good thing to remember – thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person


  2. mockingbird67
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 18:18:40

    Yes it is a good one! I love Johnny Cash.



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