In thinking about the difficult journey of brain injury, here are a few quotes from great minds who experienced failure and success…perhaps they will give you some encouragement to not give up, to keep going, to remember God is with you!
- “What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900
- “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” Samuel Johnson 1709-84.
- “Sweet are the uses of adversity.” – William Shakespeare, 1564-1616
- “When it’s darkest, men see the stars.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882
- “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” – General George S. Patton, 1885-1945
- “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” – Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790
- “A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with the wind.” – John Neal, 1793-1876
- “Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.” – Anon
- “He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.” – Ben Jonson, c. 1573-1637
- “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.” – Jack London, undated
- “We can be full of joy here and now even in our trials and troubles. Taken in the right spirit these very things will give us patient endurance; this in turn will develop a mature character, and a character of this sort produces a steady hope, a hope that will never disappoint us.” Apostle Paul in Romans 5:3-5 (Phillips)