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Take life’s knocks on the chin

(a Thought for the Week)

“Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it.” ~ Eliza Tabor

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” ~ Peter Marshall

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” ~ Martin Luther King

“Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

“Difficulty need not foreshadow despair or defeat. Rather achievement can be all the more satisfying because of obstacles surmounted.” ~ William Hastie

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3 comments on “Take life’s knocks on the chin
  1. Peter Marshall’s quote is something that reminds me of a similar message a friend once told me. It has something to do with the difference between a piece of coal and a real diamond. I think people who give into pressure become coal and people who remain strong turn into diamonds. I can’t remember the exact phrasing but that’s basically the message.

  2. My first visit. I enjoy the good stuff on your site. I had one of those days today that had celebration written on it, but the truth was too sobering.
    There is always this moment and the next to enjoy.
    Joseph
    http://www.ExploreLifeBlog.com
    http://www.Peace-Together.com

  3. Hilda says:

    Hi Joseph,
    thanks for the visit and the comment. Glad to hear you recognise the opportunity to celebrate, even in sobering moments : )
    I just visited your own blog and read your post inspired by the film on the life of Beatrix Potter, and wanted to say how synchronous I found it. I love that film, and have just ordered it on Amazon! I will think of you when I next watch it!
    All the best,
    H.

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