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~

Quotes about Strength

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ~Albert Camus~

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” ~Jane Austen~

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”  ~Marcus Aurelius~ 

“I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.”  ~Mother Teresa~

“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” ~Mahatma Gandhi~

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”  ~Frederick Douglass~

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”  ~Mahatma Gandhi~

“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.”  ~Robert Louis Stevenson~

“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.”  ~Psalm 28:7~

“I am fallen, flawed and imperfect. Yet drenched in the grace and mercy that is found in Jesus Christ, there is strength”  ~Adam Young~

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”  ~August Wilson~

“When I thought I couldn’t go on, I forced myself to keep going.  My success is based on persistence, not luck.”  ~Estee Lauder~

“Had you fought like a man, you need not have been hanged like a dog.” ~Anne Bonny~

“Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.” ~Lawrence G. Lovasik~

“Mastering others is strength. Mastering oneself makes you fearless.”  ~Laozi~

“The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. ”  ~Kate Chopin~

“Screw pretty. I’d rather be strong. Pretty fades over time. Strength gets you through the bad shit.”  ~Thea Harrison~

“Joy is strength.”  ~Mother Teresa~


Quotes about Adoption

“I once heard a girl who had decided to parent her child say, ‘my baby’s the best thing that ever happened to me.’ I believed her. But I wanted to ask, ‘are you the best thing that could’ve happened to your baby?’”   ~Tamra, birth mom~

 “I loved my child more than words can explain, and I still do… Had I loved him any less – one ounce less – he would be with me now! My love for him was the only thing that could enable me to break my own heart. I didn’t just feel love; I did what love dictated.”   ~Tamra, birth mom~

 “My adoption was treated as a celebration.” ~Michael Reagan~

 “My life has been shaped by the decision two people made over 24 years ago. They decided to adopt a child. They got me, and I got a chance at the kind of life all children deserve.”  ~Karen Fowler~

“A birthmother puts the needs of her child above the wants of her heart.”  ~Skye Hardwick~

 “Adoption isn’t about giving a child up, it is about giving a child more. More love. More family. More opportunities. Just more!” ~Unknown~

“My love for you has always surpassed my need to be with you.”  ~Ashley Eldridge, birth mom~

 “My baby was unplanned. I didn’t want his life to be unplanned too!”  ~Sierra, birth mom~

 “I made the decision to do this because I felt in my heart that this was the right thing to do and knew I could make someone else have a wonderful gift from God, the same way that I was to my mom; a precious gift.”  ~Christina, birth mom~

 “Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.”  ~Rabindranath Tagore~

“For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! Plans to give you a future full of hope.”   ~Jeremiah 29:11~

“There are advantages [to adoption]. If they turn out badly, we can blame their natural parents. We can also choose our own assortment of ages and genders. We can even get them ready-grown, if we wish.” ~Loretta Chase~

“Since we have had this baby with us, I have never again wondered why I never got pregnant. There is no doubt in my mind that God, in His wonderful way, was saving us to be the parents of this wonderful little boy.” ~Kathleen Silber~

“Adoption is the most intentional process on Earth.” ~Jody Cantrell Dyer~

“Even though you weren’t born to us, you grew in our hearts. We will be forever connected because love is what makes a family.” ~Deanna Kahler~

“Adopted. Big Deal; so was Superman” ~Chris Crutcher~

“Adoption is wonderful and beautiful and the greatest blessing I have ever experienced. Adoption is also difficult and painful. Adoption is a beautiful picture of redemption. It is the Gospel in my living room.” ~Katie Davis~

“There are times when the adoption process is exhausting and painful and makes you want to scream. But, I am told, so does childbirth.” ~Scott Simon~

Quotes about God and Christianity

“If through a broken heart God can bring His purposes to pass in the world, then thank Him for breaking your heart.” ~Oswald Chambers~

“The man with an experience is never at the mercy of the man with an argument.” ~Leonard Ravenhill~

“When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her.  It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed.” ~Mother Teresa~

“A teardrop on Earth summons the King of Heaven.” ~Chuck Swindoll~

“I am not what I ought to be.  I am not what I wish to be.  I am not even what I hope to be.  But by the cross of Christ, I am not what I was.” ~John Newton~

“The soul hardly ever realizes it, but whether he is a believer or not, his loneliness is really a homesickness for God.” ~Hubert van Zeller

“Many are willing that Christ should be something, but few will consent that Christ should be everything.” ~Alexander Stuart~

“Pain removes the veil; it plants the flag of truth within the fortress of a rebel soul.” ~C.S. Lewis~

“Your greatest ministry will most likely come out of your greatest hurt.” ~Rick Warren~

“Not to be afflicted is a sign of weakness; for therefore God imposeth no more on me, because He sees I can bear no more.” ~Joseph Hall~

“The right attitude is this: that I have my own will, yet I will the will of God.” ~Watchman Nee~

“Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.” ~Corrie Ten Boom~

“My arms are too short to box with God.” ~Johnny Cash~

“Hate the sin, love the sinner.” ~Mahatma Gandhi~

“When you are precious to God, you become important to Satan.” ~Unknown~

“Christ had no interest in gathering vast crowds of professed adherents who would melt away as soon as they found out what following Him actually demanded of them.  In our own presentation of Christ’s gospel, therefore, we need to lay a similar stress on the cost of following Christ and make sinners face it soberly before we urge them to respond to the message of free forgiveness. In common honesty, we must not conceal the fact that free forgiveness in one sense will cost everything.” ~J. I. Packer~

Quotes About Self-Pity

“Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure, and separates the victim from reality.” ~John Gardner~

“He did not know how long it took, but later he looked back on this time of crying in the corner of the dark cave and thought of it as when he learned the most important rule of survival, which was that feeling sorry for yourself didn’t work.  It wasn’t just that it was wrong to do, or that it was considered incorrect.  It was more than that – it didn’t work.” ~Gary Paulsen~

“Only a teaspoon of self-pity, girl.  Every day give yourself a teaspoonful, but only a teaspoonful.  Fill it up full, but only once! Don’t let yourself have more.  You can’t live off it.  But just a bit of it is like a tonic.” ~Breena Clarke~

“If you don’t like being a doormat, then get off the floor.” ~Al Anon~

“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” ~Mahatma Gandhi~

“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not.  Make it your strength.  Then it can never be your weakness.  Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” ~George R.R. Martin~

“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 it.  You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” ~Johnny Cash~


Quotes about Life

“If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.” ~Mother Teresa~

“It is not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you.” ~Zig Ziglar~

“Never be bullied into silence.  Never allow yourself to be made a victim.  Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” ~Harvey Fierstein~

“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.” ~Zig Ziglar~

“Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.” ~William Arthur Ward~

“Never sacrifice who you are just because somebody has a problem with it.  Be you always.” ~Unknown~

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” ~George Bernard Shaw~

“You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.” ~Irish Proverb~

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” ~Benjamin Franklin~

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