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Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records.

Author: William A. Ward (1921)


Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for it.

Author: Earl Warren (1891-1974)

Profession: American Politician, Judge

Misfortunes leave wounds which bleed drop by drop even in sleep; thus little by little they train man by force and dispose him to wisdom in spite of himself. Man must learn to think of himself as a limited and dependent being; and only suffering teaches

Author: Simone Weil (1910-1943)

Profession: French Philosopher, Mystic

Humanity either makes, or breeds, or tolerates all its afflictions.

Author: H.G. Wells (1866-1946)

Profession: British-born American Author

The path of least resistance is the path of the loser.

Author: Phil Weltman

Profession: American Business Executive, William Morris Agency

A reasonable amount o fleas is good for a dog -- keeps him from brooding over being a dog, maybe.

Author: Edward Noyes Westcott (1847-1898)

Profession: American Author

If I traveled to the end of the rainbow as Dame Fortune did intend, Murphy would be there to tell me the pot's at the other end.

Author: Bert Whitney


It is easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows by like a song. But the man worth while is the one who can smile, when everything goes dead wrong. For the test of the heart is troubled, And it always comes with the years. And the smiles that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears.

Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855-1919)

Profession: American Poet, Journalist

Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.

Author: Oprah Winfrey (1954)

Profession: American TV Personality, Producer, Actress, Author

One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.

Author: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

Profession: British Novelist, Essayist

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.

Author: Zig Ziglar

Profession: American Sales Trainer, Author, Motivational Speaker

Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.

Author: Carl Zwanzig