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Overcoming Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes about Overcoming.

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
- Helen Keller

Related topics: Inspirational Motivational Positive

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
- Moliere

All the world is full of suffering.
It is also full of overcoming.
- Helen Keller

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

 

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles
possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
- Albert Schweitzer

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

Above all the grace and the gifts
that Christ gives to his beloved
is that of overcoming self.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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Beauty saves.
Beauty heals.
Beauty motivates.
Beauty unites.
Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving,
of healing, of overcoming dualism.
- Matthew Fox

I understand that it's hard for everyone,
but one cannot give in to emotions...
we'll have to draw lessons from the current crisis
and now we'll have to work on overcoming it.
- Boris Yeltsin

Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds.
Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.
- Bill Bradley

I've been motivated by overcoming challenge and overcoming
the hurdles and obstacles that face me.
There still is plenty out there to get motivated by.
- Andre Agassi

It is obvious that putting the Arab-Israeli dispute
on a resolution track would be an important element
of overcoming the confidence problem in the region.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Identifying and overcoming natural fear is one of the
pleasing struggles intrinsic to climbing.
- Alex Lowe

Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.
- Matt Groening

Jim Carrey, a comic genius, has a harder time overcoming
the public's desire for him to be funny simply because he's so good at it.
- Ben Stiller

But with the right kind of coaching and determination
you can accomplish anything and the biggest accomplishment
that I feel I got from the film was overcoming that fear.
- Reese Witherspoon

Be willing to have it so.
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to
overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
- William James

True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
- Paul Sweeney

We are lagging far behind comparable countries in overcoming
the disadvantages Indigenous people face.
- Malcolm Fraser

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to
overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
- William James

It is true I had been successful on a small scale in
overcoming one of the main difficulties in the new process,
but there was still much to invent, and much that at
that period I necessarily knew nothing about.
- Henry Bessemer

You didn't just pay lip service to the goal of overcoming
the division of Europe and Germany...
Rather, you put yourself at the forefront of those
who encouraged us on the way to unity.
- Helmut Kohl

We are of the opinion that an important and irreversible
process is taking place among the white population.
Just as with the blacks, the whites,
too,
are currently overcoming a psychological barrier.
- Joe Slovo

The U.S.
Olympic spirit award is an award that is given to an
athlete who embodies the Olympic spirit in more ways
than just on the playing field,
in showing incredible perseverance, in overcoming obstacles,
and what we wanted to do is have everybody can vote on-line.
- Brian Boitano

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
- Aristotle

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
- W. Clement Stone

Overcome obstacles - grow and bloom anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We deem those happy, who from the experience of life
have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
- Carl Jung

Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.
- Virgil

The softest things in the world overcome
the hardest things in the world.
- Lao Tzu

Success is to be measured not so much
by the position that one has reached in life
as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
- Booker T. Washington

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The marvelous richness of human experience
would lose something of rewarding joy
if there were no limitations to overcome.
The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful
if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
- Helen Keller

The most intense conflicts, if overcome,
leave behind a sense of security and calm
that is not easily disturbed.
It is just these intense conflicts
and their conflagration
which are needed to produce
valuable and lasting results.
- Carl Jung

You need to overcome the tug of people against you
as you reach for high goals.
- George S. Patton

Great designers seldom make great advertising men,
because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture -
and forget that merchandise must be sold.
- James Randolph Adams

We acquire the strength we have overcome.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions
has never overcome them.
- Carl Jung

Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome.
No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
- Andre Gide

The ability to play the clarinet is the ability to
overcome the imperfections of the instrument.
There's no such thing as a perfect clarinet,
never was and never will be.
- Jack Brymer

The defense of our rights and our dignity,
as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome
by the feeling of hatred -
this is the road we have chosen.
- Lech Walesa

Buy me and you will overcome the anxieties I have just reminded you of.
- Michael Schudson

You've got to love what you're doing.
If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the
soreness or all the aches and pains,
and continue to play for a long, long time.
- Gordie Howe

Perseverance is more prevailing than violence;
and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together,
yield themselves up when taken little by little.
- Plutarch

If you have a setback, and you're not doing well and
then you overcome it somehow,
it always sticks with you.
You know it could happen again.
- Sam Donaldson

When I wasn't as attractive as I am now,
I suffered at the hands of cruel children and their
taunts until I realised that confidence and a bit of
aesthetic care can overcome that.
- Johnny Vegas

They who overcome their desires once can overcome them always.
- Pierre Corneille

Goals help you overcome short-term problems.
- Hannah More

We have to adapt and overcome, that's all we can do.
- Frank Knight

The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest;
success only comes later.
- Confucius

It is right noble to fight with wickedness and wrong;
the mistake is in supposing that spiritual evil can
be overcome by physical means.
- Lydia M. Child

I had to overcome the name Rock.
If I'd been as hip then as I am now,
I would have never consented to be named Rock.
- Rock Hudson

I do think the heart can balance out the mind,
if your heart is in a good place it can give you the
strength to do the right thing and behave the right
way and overcome the mind.
- Alexis Arguello

If a wise man behaves prudently, how can he be overcome
by his enemies? Even a single man,
by right action, can overcome a host of foes.
- Saskya Pandita

We do not show the Negro how to overcome segregation,
but we teach him how to accept it as final and just.
- Carter G. Woodson

The want of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed
when it cannot be overcome.
- Jonathan Swift

I find the mantle of, she works hard for the money,
or, she's overcome so many obstacles a bit overused.
- Marlee Matlin

I found my love when I was 17-years-old and my love
is one hundred percent honest.
We've never had any ugly, rocky things to overcome.
- Bo Derek

To overcome a fear, here's all you have to do:
realize the fear is there,
and do the action you fear anyway.
- Peter McWilliams

Man must at all costs overcome the Earth's gravity and have,
in reserve, the space at least of the Solar System.
- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

That's my gift.
I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck's back.
If it's not positive, I didn't hear it.
If you can overcome that, fights are easy.
- George Foreman

Grudge no expense - yield to no opposition -
forget fatigue -
till,
by the strength of prayer and sacrifice,
the spirit of love shall have overcome .
- Maria W. Chapman

I identified in a very deep way with the individuals
I was writing about because the theme that runs through
this story is of extraordinary hardship and the will to overcome it.
- Laura Hillenbrand

Shining through tears, like April suns in showers,
that labour to overcome the cloud that loads 'em.
- Thomas Otway

Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one
you are trying to master and you will develop the powers
necessary to overcome the original difficulty.
- William Bennett

The press these days should be rather careful about its role.
We may have acquired some tendencies about over-involvement
that we had better overcome.
- Katherine Graham

The lack of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed
when it cannot be overcome.
- Lillian Smith

In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome,
stubbornness is stupid.
- Simone de Beauvoir

If we can't face death, we'll never overcome it.
You have to look it straight in the eye.
Then you can turn around and walk back out into the light.
- Maya Lin


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