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    Positive self-esteem operates as, in effect, the immune system of the consciousness, providing resistance, strength, and a capacity for regeneration. When self-esteem is low, our resilience in the face of life's adversities is diminished. We crumble before vicissitudes that a healthier sense of self could vanquish. We tend to be more influenced by the desire to avoid pain than to experience joy. Negatives have more power over us than positives.

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    Poverty, Frost, Famine, Rain, Disease, are the beadles and guardsmen that hold us to Common Sense.

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    Prayer is an earnest and familiar talking with God, to whom we declare all our miseries, whose support and help we implore and desire in our adversities, and whom we laud and praise for our benefits received. So that prayer contains the exposition of our sorrows, the desire of God's defence, and the praising of His magnificent name, as the Psalms of David clearly do teach.

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    Press on. Your defining moment may arrive just when you feel surrounded by adversity.

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    Problems are messages.

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    Problems are the price you pay for progress.

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    Prosperity seems to be scarcely safe, unless it be mixed with a little adversity.

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    Prosperity demands of us more prudence and moderation than adversity.

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    Prosperity getteth friends, but adversity trieth them.

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    Prosperity is a great mercy, but adversity is a greater one, if it brings us to Christ.

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    Prosperity is apt to prevent us from examining our conduct; but adversity leads us to think properly of our state, and so is beneficial to us.

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    Prosperity provideth, but adversity proveth friends.

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    Prosperity asks for fidelity; adversity exacts it.

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    Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.

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    Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries them. A true friend is one soul in two bodies

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    Prosperity often presages adversity.

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    Protect your vision. Prevail over adversity. Persevere in the midst of turmoil. Passionately act upon your convictions. Purposely walk into the day.

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    Prosperity has no power over adversity.

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    Public calamity is a mighty leveller.

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    Pursue your goals even in the face of difficulties, and convert adversities into opportunities.

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    Purpose needs to be nurtured. It gains resolve when faced with adversity. The ability to overcome obstacles and challenges is daunting but when accomplished gives us a great feeling of achievement. At the same time we need to nurture purpose by exposing ourselves to new opportunities. We need to learn continuously and we need to teach what we learn to others. Such things like that, and many more, help shape and develop the sense of a leader's purpose so that he or she can provide greater service to the organization.

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    Real champions fight through adversity.

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    Rejoice in liberating moments of victory when conflicts, trials, and adversity fall momentarily under your command.

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    Remain focused on fulfilling your business mission. Never allow adversity divert your attention and efforts.

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    Remember the goodness of God in the frost of adversity.

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    Remorse goes to sleep during a prosperous period and wakes up in adversity. [Fr., Le remords s'endort durant un destin prospere et s'aigrit dans l'adversite.]

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    Remorse sleeps during a prosperous period but wakes up in adversity.

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    Resilience is the maintenance of high levels of positive affect and well-being in the face of adversity. It is not that resilient individuals never experience negative affect, but rather that the negative affect does not persist.

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    Righteousness has never precluded adversity.

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    Robert Kennedy identified with people, not data, or institutions, or theories. Poverty was a specific black face for him, not a manila folder full of statistics.

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    Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.

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    Sail forth into the sea of life, O gentle, loving, trusting wife, And safe from all adversity Upon the bosom of that sea Thy comings and thy goings be! For gentleness and love and trust Prevail o'er angry wave and gust; And in the wreck of noble lives Something immortal still survives.

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    Sandy deWitt at TBWAHuntLascaris in Johannesburg, South Africa, taught me to make a decision and stick with it. Every day we're faced with reasons why we shouldn't do good work: it's too scary, too hard to pull off, there's no time, no money, etc. You have to be brave and commit to your choices in the face of adversity. If you waver, nothing will turn out the way you imagined it.

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    Search for the seed of good in every adversity. Master that principle and you will own a precious shield that will guard you well through all the darkest valleys you must traverse. Stars may be seen from the bottom of a deep well, when they cannot be discerned from the mountaintop. So will you learn things in adversity that you would never have discovered without trouble. There is always a seed of good. Find it and prosper.

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    Seeds sewn in adversity bear the greatest fruit.

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    Seest thou good days? Prepare for evil times. No summer but hath its winter. He never reaped comfort in adversity that sowed not in prosperity.

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    Self-indulgence leads only to misery. Nothing great or even worthwhile is ever accomplished without struggle through adversity and self-sacrifice

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    Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do something you don't necessarily want to do, to get a result you would really like to have.

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    Self-pity is an acid which eats holes in happiness.

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    Seven and half years ago I began my own journey. For me and my family it was a time of adversity. But during that adversity I derived a deeper faith. And born out of that adversity was a commitment to devote myself to those people and to those issues that truly matter to me.

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    Shoulda, coulda, and woulda won't get it done. In attacking adversity, only a positive attitude, alertness, and regrouping to basics can launch a comeback.

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    Show your contempt for the problem and your concern for the person.

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    Sisters are a shield against life's cruel adversity.

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    Society may be formed so as to exist without crime, without poverty, with health greatly improved, with little, if any misery, and with intelligence and happiness increased a hundredfold; and no obstacle whatsoever intervenes at this moment except ignorance to prevent such a state of society from becoming universal.

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    So I'd better stop my whining and help myself cope better with even the worst Adversities.

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    Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have.

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    Someone once said, 'Adversity introduces a man to himself.' For some reason, that's scary, but most people discover that adversity does make them stronger.

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    Someone said adversity builds character, but someone else said adversity reveals character. Im pleasantly surprised with my resilience. I persevere, and not just blindly. I take the best, get rid of the rest, and move on, realizing that you can make a choice to take the good.

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    Some people as a result of adversity are sadder, wiser, kinder, more human. Most of us are better, though, when things go better.

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    Some people as a result of adversity are sadder, wiser, kinder, more human. Most of us are better, though, when things go better. Knowing when to keep your mouth shut is invariably more important than opening it at the right time. Always listen to a man when he describes the faults of others. Often times, most times, he's describing his own, revealing himself.