Favorite Quotations ~  Setbacks Anarchism & Other Essays

"I can survive setbacks, I've survived a lot of setbacks in my life. I don't see them as anything other than the natural ebb and flow of life and politics." ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton


When we try to control people and situations, we rob them and ourselves of the natural victories and setbacks that occur in life. ~ David Kessler, Life Lessons

Failure? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks. ~ Dottie Walters

Leadership always contains far more down cycles than ups. Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington, Wilson, and both Roosevelts experienced setbacks that would have discouraged (the) less resilient. ~ James O’Toole

To take the difficulties, setback, and sorrows of life as a challenge which to overcome makes us stronger rather than unjust punishment which should not happen to us requires faith and courage. ~ Erich Fromm, Art of Loving

Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger...for the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grief's we endure help us in our marching onward. ~ Henry Ford

I don’t like to lose—at anything… Yet I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks. If winning is God’s reward, then losing is how he teaches us. ~ Serena Williams

Every crucial experience can be regarded either as a setback, or the start of a wonderful new adventure, it depends on your perspective! ~ Mary Roberts Rinehart

I think one of life's great milestones is when a person can look back and be almost as thankful for the setbacks as for the victories. ~ Bob Dole

I hope I have a little talent, but a lot of it was luck. I went through setbacks. People said I looked too young, people said I wasn't good, nobody said, "Come here, baby, we're going to make you a star" Early on, when I'd say, 'Can I do some anchoring?' ~ Katie Couric

Setbacks have an upside: They fuel new dreams. ~ Dara Torres, Age is Just a Number