Top 118 Overcome Quotes

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“One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.”

― Albert Schweitzer

“I’m a very real person that has overcome a lot, so I think I’m relatable.”

― Alyssa Edwards

“There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome.”

― Andre Gide

“I was able to overcome my failures because I was always confident of my abilities and was sure I could achieve what I had set out for.”

― Anupam Kher

“ITC works to help firms in poor countries become more competitive and overcome the barriers that are keeping their goods and services out of international markets.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“The sense of danger is never, perhaps, so fully apprehended as when the danger has been overcome.”

― Arthur Helps

“There is no doubt that life is given us, not to be enjoyed, but to be overcome; to be got over.”

― Arthur Schopenhauer

“I had to overcome a lot of things, but with that, I’ve inspired a lot of people.”

― Baker Mayfield

“We need to overcome the stereotype that genders aren’t fluid.”

― Barbie Ferreira

“So many fail because they don’t get started – they don’t go. They don’t overcome inertia. They don’t begin.”

― Ben Stein

“You can overcome anything if you don’t bellyache.”

― Bernard Baruch

“To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.”

― Beverley Nichols

“We have to look honestly at ourselves and recognize the positives, the negatives, and the challenges we can overcome.”

― Brandon Victor Dixon

“A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.”

― Carl Jung

“The power of storytelling – of elevating the voices and examples of incredible leaders who have overcome odd after odd – remains absolute.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“When I was in the Maine Senate and proposed Maine RX – a plan to lower prescription drug costs by forcing the pharmaceutical companies to negotiate – I was told by many people that it was too big an idea, and we couldn’t overcome opposition from the drug companies.”

― Chellie Pingree

“From Drew Barrymore to Robert Downey Jr., there’s a long list of people who have faced their troubles, wildly overcome them, and succeeded.”

― Chris Pine

“Today Americans are overcome not by the sense of endless possibility but by the banality of the social order they have erected against it.”

― Christopher Lasch

“The Apostle Paul did what he had to do to spread the message of God. I realize that that is what I have to do; I have to bite the bullet and overcome my shyness.”

― Chuck Norris

“The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.”

― Confucius

“You were not built for comfort and convenience. You were built to overcome.”

― Cory Booker

“In the meantime, we see there are charities that spend much of their scarce resources that should be going directly to the children to overcome this gulf that separates them from both the donors and the needy.”

― Dana Rohrabacher

“There’s a fundamental tension that is hard to overcome, that what’s wholesome is not convenient and vice versa.”

― Daniel Lubetzky

“Life is a series of waves to be embraced and overcome.”

― Danny Meyer

“It does not make sense that we are allowing known potential weapons, not unlike those the 9-11 hijackers used to overcome the crews of four airplanes, to be taken aboard passenger aircraft.”

― Dave Reichert

“In the strength of the Lord we can do and endure and overcome all things.”

― David A. Bednar

“Within psychology and neuroscience, some new and rigorous experimental paradigms for studying consciousness have helped it begin to overcome the stigma that has been attached to the topic for most of this century.”

― David Chalmers

“I’ve had injuries before. They are just obstacles to overcome.”

― David Haye

“Again and again, universities have put a low priority on the very programs and initiatives that are needed most to increase productivity and competitiveness, improve the quality of government, and overcome the problems of illiteracy, miseducation, and unemployment.”

― Derek Bok

“A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit.”

― Desiderius Erasmus

“Poles must understand history but we must also overcome it if it is obstructing our contemporary goals.”

― Donald Tusk

“The only force that can overcome an idea and a faith is another and better idea and faith, positively and fearlessly upheld.”

― Dorothy Thompson

“Love can overcome everything.”

― Elana Meyers

“The things I’ve had to overcome have been crazy.”

― Elana Meyers

“Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life.”

― Elie Wiesel

“We have to overcome the practice of male domination – even though it’s changing, and changing in Liberia quite drastically.”

― Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

“I’ve played shows with injuries before but unfortunately cannot overcome having no voice.”

― Eric Church

“Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all.”

― Ernest Shackleton

“Filibusters should require 35 senators to… make a commitment to continually debate an issue in reality, not just in theory. The number of votes needed to overcome a filibuster should be reduced to 55 from 60.”

― Evan Bayh

“Homeland or death! Socialism or death! We shall overcome!”

― Fidel Castro

“Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.”

― Francis Bacon

“I don’t know how to overcome this perception that I’m extravagant.”

― Frank Gehry

“We have to adapt and overcome, that’s all we can do.”

― Frank Knight

“My family and I had to overcome a lot to get where we are today.”

― Gabby Douglas

“I have overcome most of my fears.”

― Geeta Phogat

“Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own infinitude, and his infinitude is, in one sense, overcome.”

― George Santayana

“For Italy, sanctions are never an end; they are an instrument that must be overcome as soon as possible.”

― Giuseppe Conte

“Chronic insecurity will not be overcome by minimum wage laws, tax credits, means-tested benefits, or workfare.”

― Guy Standing

“To overcome any sort of fear is satisfying, and to overcome it well is even better.”

― Hannah Kearney

“Dont give up. Obstacles can be overcome through strategy and learning.”

― Hidetaka Miyazaki

“As human beings, we can relate to our dark aspects and trying to overcome our dark aspects as Xena did.”

― Hudson Leick

“I lost my parents, which is the toughest thing to overcome.”

― Imran Tahir

“I’m interested in people who have to overcome obstacles, people who are not sheltered by the umbrella of the establishment, marginals.”

― Isabel Allende

“’Adapt and overcome’ is my new motto.”

― Jack Osbourne

“It’s a difficult thing to overcome, but I’ve been quite fortunate. I haven’t been out of work, literally, since ‘M*A*S*H’ went out of production.”

― Jamie Farr

“People can transcend and overcome their differences and be very easily bonded.”

― Jeff Fortenberry

“Whites have to overcome the fear of being called ‘racist.’”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“Design can overcome our most deeply rooted stranger-danger bias.”

― Joe Gebbia

“I had challenges to overcome as a child, and that was good.”

― John Caudwell

“Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe.”

― John Milton

“The want of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot be overcome.”

― Jonathan Swift

“We came from a humble background but with a lot of love, so we were able to overcome that.”

― Jose Aldo

“I have overcome many difficult moments in my career.”

― Kaka

“I’m proud of the fact that I was able to overcome long odds.”

― Karen Handel

“The press these days should be rather careful about its role. We may have acquired some tendencies about over-involvement that we had better overcome.”

― Katharine Graham

“There have been a lot of challenges over the years that I have overcome.”

― Katie Taylor

“A compelling story requires conflict, friction, an obstacle to be overcome.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“You don’t know what bravery is until you overcome fear.”

― Kurt Elling

“You can overcome anything.”

― Lacey Chabert

“The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.”

― Lao Tzu

“We can overcome evil with greater good.”

― Laura Bush

“I’m attracted to subjects who overcome tremendous suffering and learn to cope emotionally with it.”

― Laura Hillenbrand

“The lack of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot be overcome.”

― Lillian Smith

“Challenges are meant to be met and overcome.”

― Liu Xiang

“It is possible and very common to overcome and manage a mental illness.”

― Madchen Amick

“Procrastinating is a habit that I have to overcome.”

― Manisha Koirala

“You see one eviction, and you’re overcome, but then there’s another one and another one and another one.”

― Matthew Desmond

“Somebody will be able to overcome any encryption technique you use!”

― Noam Chomsky

“State formation has been a brutal project, with many hideous consequences. But the results exist, and their pernicious aspects should be overcome.”

― Noam Chomsky

“There’s so much bigotry that needs to be overcome.”

― Octavia Spencer

“Although the Premier League is tough because players have good physiques and can switch swiftly in offense and defense, it can be overcome after adapting to the league for a few months.”

― Park Ji-sung

“If somebody has too much stress about their appearance, they can overcome their inferiority complex through surgery.”

― Park Shin-hye

“I replaced three joints in my hips and one in my knee. I’m hoping that other knee doesn’t have to be done. It’s one of the toughest things to overcome.”

― Phil Jackson

“They who overcome their desires once can overcome them always.”

― Pierre Corneille

“By using LED bulbs, one can contribute, in their way, to overcome global warming.”

― Piyush Goyal

“If you have overcome your inclination and not been overcome by it, you have reason to rejoice.”

― Plautus

“I didn’t overcome my shyness. I am still shy.”

― Raashi Khanna

“I have always been able to overcome difficulties during my career.”

― Radamel Falcao

“We acquire the strength we have overcome.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Evil can and is overcome every minute of every day.”

― Rand Paul

“Sometimes in Brazil, I work harder to make characters different and believable and to overcome the persona I have.”

― Rodrigo Santoro

“Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt faced adversities that, in their times, seemed impregnable. Great presidents overcome great odds.”

― Ron Fournier

“I have overcome some demons in my path.”

― Rose Namajunas

“In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force of arms than by bribery.”

― Sallust

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.”

― Samuel Johnson

“People who are underprivileged have more to grieve and have more to overcome.”

― Sheryl Sandberg

“In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.”

― Simone de Beauvoir

“To intoxicate the masses until they were heady with the wine of inspiration was all I lived for. To me, this was elixir… I wax lyrical. I literally am overcome, and this is transmitted to my listeners.”

― Sukarno

“Underrepresented employees already have to overcome discriminatory barriers in their careers; they shouldn’t be expected to volunteer their time to help their companies do the same.”

― Susan Wojcicki

“I had a lot of fear of height, but ‘Baahubali’ has helped me overcome it.”

― Tamannaah

“I’ve overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse.”

― Tatum O’Neal

“I’ve overcome physical and mental brutality – and fought back.”

― Tatum O’Neal

“Most people overcome something terrible at some point in their lives.”

― Ted Dwane

“Who has a harder fight than he who is striving to overcome himself.”

― Thomas a Kempis

“He that is taken and put into prison or chains is not conquered, though overcome; for he is still an enemy.”

― Thomas Hobbes

“Shining through tears, like April suns in showers, that labour to overcome the cloud that loads ’em.”

― Thomas Otway

“To overcome obstacles, you need solutions.”

― Thomas Tuchel

“I’ve got to overcome that tendency to hide what I write or throw it away.”

― Tiffany Darwish

“I like to overcome great challenges.”

― Todd Young

“We must overcome the notion that we must be regular… it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre.”

― Uta Hagen

“Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.”

― Virgil

“Weight was a big thing for me to overcome.”

― Wendy Williams

“Cloud computing is a challenge to security, but one that can be overcome.”

― Whitfield Diffie

“The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacle does with brave men is, not to frighten them, but to challenge them.”

― Woodrow Wilson

“If any among you covet riches, let him endeavour to overcome, for the victorious not only preserve their own possessions but acquire those of the enemy.”

― Xenophon

“Our goal is not simply to reconstruct the Japan that existed before March 11, 2011, but to build a new Japan. We are determined to overcome this historic challenge.”

― Yoshihiko Noda

“You probably can overcome what you’re going through from listening to my music.”

― YoungBoy Never Broke Again

“We’ve all got hurdles we have to overcome, and mine are not necessarily any bigger than anyone else’s.”

― Zach Anner
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