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Rising Above Quotations
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
People can do whatever they want if they just set their heart to it, and just never give up, and just go out there and do it.
I believe that the rendering of useful service is the common duty of mankind and that only in the purifying fire of sacrifice is the dross of selfishness consumed and the greatness of the human soul set free.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
If a good person does you wrong, act as though you had not noticed it. They will make note of this and not remain in your debt long.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.
William J. Brennan, Jr.
John R. Wooden
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Personal Stories About ‘Rising Above’
Courage And MeSubmitted by Anonymous
When I was 17 I had a near fatal accident in my home state, Nigeria. That was the start of 11 long years of struggling with dependency, painful and agonizing surgeries, long hospital stays, inconvenient casts, metal plates and heavy metal rings, heart ache, hurt, anger, and helplessness. I had 4 long surgeries in...
Bouncing BackSubmitted by Marina
Two years ago, everything came to a stop for me. I failed my first year of college, my grandmother was killed, some of my most invaluable possessions stolen by my best friends, and I was not on any medication for my bipolar disorder. For a year I was lost and constantly thinking of suicide, attempting it...
An Actors Life For Me.Submitted by Sue Rowe
All my life I wanted to be an actress. When I got married I ended up in a not so healthy situation... it took me 13 years to realize that I was important. My dreams and who I was mattered and no one can take that away from me. If I did not have acting during this time I may have ended my life through the deep...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Rising Above’
Ruth SSubmitted by Heidi
My mother in law. I don't know what to say about her really. Ok, yes I do. This is a woman whose husband had left her for her aunt, while she was raising 3 daughters. So for several years, she was a single mother, until she met my father in law. He is just a wonderful man. But back to my mother in law, she has...
Darlene SSubmitted by Cassandra
I picked my Grandma because she has overcome a lot in her life and is a wonderful person. My Grandma grew up on a farm with four sisters and one brother. Her mother (my great grandmother) had to raise them all by herself because my grandma's father died. When my grandma was a teen her older brother died. My...
Brent PSubmitted by Andrea
This hero of mine has overcome opposition in his life since the time he was a toddler. He remembers his father coming home drunk. He remembers how his mother wept finding out about all the affairs. He remembers the ugly divorce when he was 12. He remembers the day the call came - that his father had shot himself...
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
DO YOUR PART
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
CLASS AND GRACE
DO THY BEST
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
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Regarding comment:Reach out beyond the storm and you will always feel the warmth of the sun
M J, Pa
Reach out beyond the storm and you will always feel the warmth of the sun; help others experience a better life helps us respect our blessings. Stay humble.
Crystal Bleu, Pennsylvania
Helping to rid homelessness and crime in neighborhoods across the country.
Steven B., San Francisco, California