"Obstacles cannot crush me; every obstacle yields to stern resolve."
- Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
"One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses
the only strength which can overcome adversity."
- Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)
French theologian, musician, medical missionary
"I have learned that success is to be measured not so
much by the position that one has reached in life as by
the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed."
- Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)
US educator, social reformer
"Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air."
- John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) US president (6th)