"Obstacles can't stop you. Problems can't stop you. Most of all other people can't stop you. Only you can stop you."
"You may not realize it when it happens, but at kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."
"Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings."
"I would never have amounted to anything were it not for adversity. I was forced to come up the hard way."
-J. C. Penney
"The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration."
"There is no education like adversity."
"Adversity builds character and character makes us stronger."
"When it gets dark enough you can see the stars."
"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."