"If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps
life moving, you lose that courage to be, the quality that helps
you to go on in spite of all. And so today I still have a dream."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
"There ain't nothing from the outside
that can lick any of us."
- Margaret Mitchell
"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog
in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
"The harder the conflict, the more
glorious the triumph."
- Thomas Paine
"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
"Comfort and prosperity have never enriched
the world as much as adversity has."
- Billy Graham
"Out of difficulties grow miracles."
- Jean De La Bruyere
"If we had no winter, the spring would not be
so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome."
- Anne Bradstreet
"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm
learning to sail my ship."
- Louisa May Alcott
"Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries
with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit."
- Napoleon Hill
"All the world is full of suffering,
it is also full of overcoming it."
- Hellen Keller
*dedicated to John K., my hero