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Inspirational Quotes

2015-0420 Inspirational Quotes

Excerpt of Article by Margo |

  • “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” ~ Robert H. Schuller
  • “Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.” ~ Ziad K. Abdelnour
  • “I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” ~ Carl Jung
  • “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” ~ C.S. Lewis
  • “Whenever we begin to feel as if we can no longer go on, hope whispers in our ear, to remind us, we are strong.” ~ Robert M. Hensel
  • “Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.” ~ Lord Byron
  • “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Scars are tattoos with better stories.” ~ Unknown
  • “Cancer didn’t bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet.” ~ Michael Douglas
  • “I am strong because I am weak. I am beautiful because I know my flaws. I am a lover because I am a fighter. I am fearless because I have been afraid. I am wise because I have been foolish. I can laugh because I’ve known sadness.” ~ Unknown


From Brain Injury to Corporate Director

Thank you to Margo for sharing the quotes that inspire her; Homepage for committing its reources posting Margo’s list of inspirational quotes; Bing Homepage for helping me find the list; and all the other people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me ton include the picture and text I used in this post.

Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

6 Responses to “Inspirational Quotes”

  • Matt Ramsey says:

    Does anyone else experience what I used to experience?

    • Scott says:

      Matt, I can still write well, but I am a much slower writer than I was before my adversity was diagnosed. I strongly prefer not to read because I have visual tracking problems that make reading extremely difficult.

  • Matt Ramsey says:

    Quite a long time ago, I was able to rejoin the communicative world; however, due to my memory deficit, I was only able to flourish, as a writer. My reading was truly messed up.

    • Scott says:

      Matt, there is no need to escape from people simply because you no longer do some of the things others do. There will always be someone who does something better than you. My guess is there is also something you do better than anyone else. The journey may be to find that activity.

  • Paul says:

    Nearly all of these are things that would have been good to have been posted in the hallways of my high school decades ago, although many of them would have had to have footnotes below them explaining their meaning.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.