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overcoming Quotes

29 of the best book quotes about overcoming
  1. #1
    “I had become something, as if born again. I had hung between possibilities before, between the cold truths I knew and the heart-sucking conjuring tricks of the Shaper; now that was passed: I was Grendel, Ruiner of Meadhalls, Wrecker of Kings!
    But also, as never before, I was alone.”
  2. #2
    “Life breaks us, Teft. Then we fill the cracks with something stronger.”
  3. #3
    “We are like the phoenix,” said Abuelita. “Rising again, with a new life ahead of us.”
  4. #4
    “if you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise”
  5. #5
    “When I had the kite free, I needed a minute to rest. To recover before starting down. So instead of looking at the ground below me, I held on tight and looked out. Out across the rooftops.
    That’s when the fear of being up so high began to lift, and in its place came the most amazing feeling that I was flying. Just soaring above the earth, sailing among the clouds.
    Then I began to notice how wonderful the breeze smelled. It smelled like…sunshine. Like sunshine and wild grass and pomegranates and rain! I couldn’t stop breathing it in, filling my lungs again and again with the sweetest smell I’d ever known.”
  6. #6
    “As the sun rose, Esperanza began to feel as if she rose with it. Floating again, like that day on the mountain, when she first arrived in the valley. She closed her eyes, and this time she did not careen out of control. Instead, she glided above the earth, unafraid. She let herself be lifted into the sky, and she knew that she would not slip away.”
  7. #7
    “We choose our next world through what we learn in this one. Learn nothing, and the next world is the same as this one, all the same limitations and lead weights to overcome.”
  1. #8
    “There was a plan to break us out of the arena from the moment the Quell was announced. The victor tributes from 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 11 had varying degrees of knowledge about it. Plutarch Heavensbee has been, for several years, part of an undercover group aiming to overthrow the Capitol.”
  2. #9
    “Momma said we had to fight the evil inside us by overcoming it with goodness.”
  3. #10
    “So is life: the very problems you must overcome also support you and make you stronger in overcoming them.”
  4. #11
    “When we experience panic, it means that we’re about to cross a threshold.”
  5. #12
    “Resilience is born by grounding yourself in your own loveliness, hitting notes you thought were way out of your range.”
  6. #13
    “I could tell that Mrs. Winterbottom was trying to rise above some awful sadness she was feeling, but Prudence couldn’t see that. Prudence had her own agenda, just as I had had my own agenda that day my mother wanted me to walk with her. I couldn’t see my mother’s sadness.”
  7. #14
    “At this moment, then, the Negroes must begin to do the very thing which they have been taught that they cannot do.”

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  1. #15
    “Everyone wants to win. But to truly succeed - whether it is at a sport or at your job or in life - you have to be willing to do the hard work, overcome the challenges, and make the sacrifices it takes to be the best at what you do.”
  2. #16
    “I found myself living among an enclave of students where I was the only person of color. I was doing it again integrating a previously all-white residence house, even though I had other options.”
  3. #17
    “If the Negro in the ghetto must eternally be fed by the hand that pushes him into the ghetto, he will never become strong enough to get out of the ghetto. ”
  4. #18
    ″ ‘I’ve been through all this before,’ he says to his heart.
    ‘Yes, you have been through all this before,’ replies his heart. ‘But you have never been beyond it.’ ”
  5. #19
    “No matter how depressed you are or how much pain you’re in, you have to return to your routine, daily life.”
  6. #20
    “And when the Count’s parents succumbed to cholera within hours of each other in 1900, it was the Grand Duke who took the young Count aside and explained that he must be strong for his sister’s sake; that adversity presents itself in many forms; and that if a man does not master his circumstances then he is bound to be mastered by them.”
  7. #21
    “Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that.The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.”
  1. #22
    “He who has conquered weakness, and has put away all selfish thoughts, belongs neither to oppressor nor oppressed. He is free.”
  2. #23
    “I must add, too, that the only purpose of the book is to solve the intellectual problem raised by suffering; for the far higher task of teaching fortitude and patience I was never fool enough to suppose myself qualified, nor have I anything to offer my readers except my conviction that when pain is to be borne, a little courage helps more than much knowledge, a little human sympathy more than much courage, and the least tincture of the love of God more than all. ”
  3. #24
    “I walk down the same street.
    There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
    I walk around it.”
  4. #25
    “I see it is there.
    I still fall in… it’s a habit.
    My eyes are open.
    I know where I am.
    It is my fault… I get out immediately.”
  5. #26
    “Moral: The weak can overcome the strong if the weak persist.”
  6. #27
    “You asked the impossible of a machine...and the machine complied.”
  7. #28
    “Feeling motivated and energized, we can overcome almost anything. Feeling bored and restless, our minds shut off and we become increasingly passive.”
  8. #29
    “Einstein has overcome time and space. Harvey has overcome not only time and space--but any objections.”

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