Category Archives: ADVERSITY

Where did you come from, Baby dear? Out of the everywhere into the here. Where did you get your eyes so blue? Out of the sky as I came through. [George MacDonald (1824-1905), Scottish poet. At the Back of the North Wind

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A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavour by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.  

Washington Irving

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Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone. It’s not warm when she’s away. Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone And she’s always gone too long Anytime she goes away. Bill Withers

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I mohala no ka lehua i ke ke’ekehi ‘ia e ka ua.

Translation: The Lehua blossom unfolds when the rains tread on it.

Explanation: People respond better to gentle words than to scoldings.

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Such is the remorseless progression of human society, shedding lives and souls as it goes on its way. It is an ocean into which men sink who have been cast out by the law and consigned, with help most cruelly withheld, to moral death. The sea is the pitiless social darkness into which the penal system casts those it has condemned, an unfathomable waste of misery. The human soul, lost in those depths, may become a corpse. Who shall revive it?

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I’d watched too many schoolmates graduate into mental institutions, into group homes and jails, and I knew that locking people up was paranormal – against normal, not beside it. Locks didn’t cure; they strangled.” 

Scott WesterfeldThe Last Days

These are my new shoes. They’re good shoes. They won’t make you rich like me, they won’t make you rebound like me, they definitely won’t make you handsome like me. They’ll only make you have shoes like me. That’s it – Charles Barkley

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If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that’s a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life, and there’s going to be a life after tennis that’s a lot longer than your tennis life.

CHRIS EVERT LLOYD, William Safire’s Good Advice

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I would never have amounted to anything were it not for adversity. I was forced to come up the hard way.

~J.C. Penny

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You’ll enjoy the short walk of his company,

as will he: singled out from the others

to push his nose eagerly into the halter, lowering

his head so you can easily fasten the buckle.

Rest your arm on his warm neck

as you wait for a passing ute,

lean into the could-only-be-horse smell of him,

see his ear turn just a few degrees in your direction,

like an old man cupping his hand, to hear

you say go on. Turn him loose and stay awhile,

watch him graze, lifting his head to sounds

of minute-to-minute living.

Because by Carolyn Fisher

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Better a thousand enemies outside the tent than one within it.

Arabic

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The very same adversity can make one bitter and another better. A thoughtful and prayerful study on how to face adversity can change one’s world.

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I always grow poetic when I am lying to myself.”

― Ursula K. Le Guin, A Fisherman of the Inland Sea

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The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.


Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890

Verily, (Hell) throws off sparks huge as castles as if they were yellow camels.”

Qur’an 77:29

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“A camel in distress isn’t a shy creature. It doesn’t hang around in bars, nursing a solitary drink. It doesn’t phone up old friends and sob at them. It doesn’t mope, or write long soulful poems about Life and how dreadful it is when seen from a bedsitter. It doesn’t know what angst is.”
― Terry Pratchett, Pyramids

We broke into laughter—the kind that’s your only recourse when you feel like curling up in a foetal position and whimpering like a little girl.”

― M.A. George, Relativity

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There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at.
* Goethe

We were raised with the idea that we had limitless chances and we got very shocked to learn that wasn’t the case.”

Linda Ronstadt

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“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to appellation. ”

― George Washington

I look at victory as milestones on a very long highway.

– Joan Benoit Samuelson

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Without darkness, we may never know how bright the stars shine. Without battles, we could not know what victory feels like. Without adversity, we may never appreciate the abundance in our lives. Be thankful, not only for the easy times, but for every experience that has made you who you are.”
― Julie-Anne

When you wake up, think about winning the day. Don’t worry about a week or a month from now — just think about one day at a time. If you are worried about the mountain in the distance, you might trip over the molehill right in front of you. Win the day!”

― Drew Brees, Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity

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My storehouse having burnt down, nothing obscures my view of the bright moon.”

Japanese Haiku

“Drink and dance and laugh and lie, Love, the reeling midnight through, For tomorrow we shall die! (But, alas, we never do.)”

― Dorothy Parker, Death and Taxes

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“Though we tremble before uncertain futures
may we meet illness, death and adversity with strength
may we dance in the face of our fears.”

Gloria E. Anzaldúa

Adversity builds character. After a storm, things will stand on more solid ground than they did before.

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THE STORM

The waves were breaking on the

rocks,

The wind was howling near,

And all the ships were safe at

dock,

Or tied up to the pier.

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Flies will swarm before a storm.