Something called 'the Oklahoma Standard' became known throughout the world. It means resilience in the face of adversity. It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated.
There is no education like adversity.
Everything that I've ever been able to accomplish in skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance.
Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.
When adversity strikes, that's when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.
Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.
I consider adversity being good sometimes, you know.
In adversity keep motivated,
because often the best results come
Goals are like the stars:
they are always there.
Adversity is like the clouds:
they are temporary and will
move on. Keep your eyes
on the stars.
You know, you have to have some inner philosophy to deal with adversity.
Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!
Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight.
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