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"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles that one has overcome while trying to succeed."

-- Booker T. Washington (1856–1915), Educator, as quoted in Bits & Pieces, Vol. T/No. 17, p. 5

"Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties."

-- C. H. Spurgeon, quoted in Streams in the Desert, quoted in Reflections, Christianity Today, June 16, 1997, p. 45

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