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Inspirational Thoughts on Obstacles
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Many people believe that support is something that you give to someone you feel sorry for or that it means propping up someone who would fail unless you were there to give him a boost. But that's not the way I see it. Support is the boost you can give someone who can help himself but who needs a partner to open a window or push aside a roadblock.
-- Dave Thomas

No road is long with good company.
-- Turkish Proverb

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
-- Frederick Douglass

It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
-- Howard Ruff

All the fun is locking horns with impossibilities.
-- Claes Oldenburg

We can choose to see life as a series of trials and tribulations, or we can choose to see life as an accumulation of treasures.
-- Unknown Author

When all is said and done, the ride of life is one of great pleasure, hard times and all. To avoid the bumps is to deny growth, happiness, and life's purpose.
-- Art Berg

The world is made of stairs, and there are those who go up and those who go down.
-- Unknown Author

You cannot really get hurt mountain climbing over molehills.
-- Unknown Author

You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things--to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.
-- Sir Edmund Hillary

We have met the enemy...and it is us.
-- Pogo

The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is the way you use them.
-- American Proverb

I fully believe that we can alter the course of our destiny in wondrous ways when we invite into our lives the very lessons that frighten us the most.
-- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Always a valley before a hill.
-- American Proverb

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary.
-- Sally Ride

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.
-- German Proverb

Little trials without God can break you. Big trials with Him can make you great.
-- Unknown Author

A weak faith is weakened by predicaments and catastrophes, whereas a strong faith is strengthened by them.
-- Victor Frankl

The Seven Ages of Man Are: spills, drills, thrills, bills, ills, pills, and wills.
-- Richard Needham

Life is a candle before the wind.
-- Japanese Proverb

To become you have to overcome.
-- Unknown Author

A heavy burden does not kill on the day it is carried.
-- Kenyan Proverb

It usually rains where it's already wet.
-- German Proverb

If you look up, there are no limits.
-- Japanese Proverb


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