Tag Archives: benefit from weaknesses

Handicaps

I thank God for my handicaps for, through them, I have found myself, my work and my God.
Helen Keller

My mother never let me use my deafness as an excuse. We had a positive environment, where if you fail, just try again.
Heather Whitestone

The truth is, I’m sort of lucky to have this body because it forced me to find my strength and beauty within.
Aimee Mullins, amputee

When I was young, my mother taught me never to feel sorry for myself, because handicaps are really things to be used.
Stevie Wonder

Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere. Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world – making the most of one’s best.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

Overcome Weaknesses

I feel no flattery when people speak of my voice. I’m simply grateful that I found a way to work around my stuttering.
James Earl Jones

No matter how many times you aim to achieve victory over your passions, do not give up. Every effort weakens the power of passion and makes it easier to gain victory over it.
Leo Tolstoy

Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.
Helen Keller

When a man has no strength, if he leans on God, he becomes powerful.
D.L. Moody

Character Required for Success

Having character means that you always try to do what you say you’re going to do, no matter how hard it may be.
Pat Williams

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Leo Aikman

Talent is overrated. You win with character. In a short series, talent might prevail. Over an 82-game basketball season, character prevails.
Lewis Schaffel

Not being beautiful was the true blessing. It forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome.
Golda Meir

Nice guys may appear to finish last, but usually they’re running in a different race.
Kenneth Blanchard and Norman Vincent Peale

Overcome Weaknesses

I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn’t pronounce my R’s. I wasn’t a beauty.
Barbara Walters

Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.
Knute Rockne

Identify your personal limits, and then push past them. Then set new barriers, and repeat the process, again and again and again.
Nicole Haislett

The weaker we feel, the harder we lean on God. And the harder we lean, the stronger we grow.
Joni Eareckson Tada

Change what’s wrong for the better, and of course it’ll feel strange at first. That’s normal. Don’t panic. You’ll probably get worse before you get better.
Gary McCord

Great Ability Not Required

How many folks estimate difficulties in the light of their own resources and then attempt little and often fail in the little they attempt. All God’s giants have been weak men and women who did great things for God because they counted on His faithfulness.
J. Hudson Taylor

Whenever God designs to make His servants eminently useful, He lets them know their frailty.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

If you are weak, limited, ordinary, you are the best material through which God can work.
Henry Blackaby and Claude King

God created the world out of nothing, and as long as we are nothing, He can make something out of us.
Martin Luther

The weaker I am the more room there is for God to get the glory.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Handicaps

I thank God for my handicaps for, through them, I have found myself, my work and my God.
Helen Keller

My mother never let me use my deafness as an excuse. We had a positive environment, where if you fail, just try again.
Heather Whitestone

The truth is, I’m sort of lucky to have this body because it forced me to find my strength and beauty within.
Aimee Mullins, amputee

When I was young, my mother taught me never to feel sorry for myself, because handicaps are really things to be used.
Stevie Wonder

Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere. Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world – making the most of one’s best.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

Overcome Weaknesses

I feel no flattery when people speak of my voice. I’m simply grateful that I found a way to work around my stuttering.
James Earl Jones

No matter how many times you aim to achieve victory over your passions, do not give up. Every effort weakens the power of passion and makes it easier to gain victory over it.
Leo Tolstoy

Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.
Helen Keller

When a man has no strength, if he leans on God, he becomes powerful.
D.L. Moody