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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.

  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,

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