Sorrow, defeat & victory

We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, “Why did this happen to me?” unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way.  ~Author Unknown

Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.  ~Edwin Markham

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obstacles & suffering to character & hope

There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what … With each step you take, you will grow stronger & stronger.” ~ Mark Hansen

. . . we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character; and character, hope. Romans 5:3,4

Integrity

Doing what you said you would do is simply an issue of integrity. There is no substitute for having the guts to keep your word. Chuck Swindol

Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee. Psalm 25:21

success

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson