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Inspirational Quotes About Overcoming Obstacles

Updated on March 27, 2019

True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful

~Paul Sweeney

Think like a queen.  A queen is not afraid to fail.  Failure is another steppingstone to greatness

~Oprah Winfrey

Half of the things that people do not succeed in are through fear of making the attempt

~James Northcote

A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning

~Billie Jean King

We must act in spite of fear.. not because of it


Deep faith eliminates fear

~Lech Walesa

I am deliberate and afraid of nothing

~Audre Lorde

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!

~Barbara Hoffman

Worry less about what other people think about you, and more about what you think about them

~Fay Weldon

It’s the moment you think you can’t that you realize you can

~Celine Dion

The only peace, the only security, is in fulfillment

~Henry Miller

A sharp knife cuts the quickest and hurts the least

~Katherine Hepburn

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it


The only thing you regret are the things you don’t do

~Michael Curtiz

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is not path and leave a trail

~Muriel Strode

Necessity is the mother of taking chances

~Mark Twain

Without courage, all other virtues lose their meaning

~Sir Winston Churchill

Let us be brave in the face of adversity

~Marcus Annaeus Seneca

Bravery and faith bring both material and spiritual rewards

~Preston Bradley

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he who loses his courage loses all

~Miguel De Cervantes

God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right, even though I think it is hopeless

~Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win

~Bernadette Devlin

It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded

~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

We learn courageous action by going forward whenever fear urges us back

~David Seabury

The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become

~Charles Du Bos


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      Cheri Taylor 

      7 years ago from New York, NY

      I really like this! Thanks for sharing!

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      Courtney L J 

      7 years ago

      "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."

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      7 years ago from The World Is Mine !

      True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful ! I loved it absolutely and I want to thank you for posting this hub :)

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      Phoebe Pike 

      8 years ago

      I can't wait to read more of your work! When will you post again?

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      8 years ago from Texas

      Truly inspirational.. It is very nice to read every time i lost the courage to write. :-)

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      8 years ago

      Very useful quotes to regain confidence to scale up the seemingly insurmountable obstacles of life. Thank you Cheri Schultz for the share. Voted Up! Rated USEFUL AND BEAUTIFUL!!

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      Cheri Schultz 

      8 years ago from Midwest

      Phoebe Pike: Thank you for stopping by and what a great idea of putting a quote on your sneakers. For the most part I am a positive person and I am always encouraging others to stay focused and look at the positive side of their turmoil. "Tough times don't last but Tough people do"

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      Phoebe Pike 

      8 years ago

      My favorite is the very last one. I love these quotes, I have a few of these written on my old sneakers. (I figured, most people who are upset look down and if they could see it, it might cheer them up)

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      Sharon Douglas 

      8 years ago from GA, United States

      very uplifting thanks

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      William Benner 

      8 years ago from Savannah GA.

      This is great stuff and I am glad I found this hub!

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      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Thanks. I needed this today. Bless you

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      Kacie Turner 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      Excellent hub! Wonderful motivation--especially with the first interview I've had in years coming up tomorrow! :-)

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      8 years ago

      Really nice collection you put together. Enjoyed reading all of them. Thanks

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      I thoroughly enjoyed them. Very thought provoking.

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      Linda Todd 

      8 years ago from Charleston

      Cheri, I love quotes and I love these. They are so true and it does take a lot of courage to keep going when it seems everybody else doubts you.

      Thanks so much!

    • Cheri Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheri Schultz 

      8 years ago from Midwest

      Audrey: How wonderful that you stopped by!! Happy New Year to you and I am praying for a blessed year for the both of us. Take care and Love and Grace to you my friend.

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      8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      good uplifting sayings can change one's whole perspective.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      A timely reminder for the New Year. Love the quotes and love you Cheri! Wishing you great success for 2011. It is OUR year! :-)

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      8 years ago from Riverside

      I like the one celebrate the journey. Thank you for sharing this hub.


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