Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.

Josephine Hart

Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things.

Robert Service

Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargained for.

Stanislaus I, Maxims

The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.


Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.


Convert difficulties into opportunities, for difficulties are divine surgeries to make you better.


Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.

Hugh Miller

Obstacles are maps inside out.
Troubles are opportunities inside out.
Failures are lessons inside out.
Burdens are blessings inside out.

Matshona Dhliwayo

Difficulties were opportunities inside out, she assured herself…

Gwen Davis