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Quotations:  Hang in There!


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When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt


When you get to your wits end, you will find, God lives there.  ~Author Unknown


In the end, everything will be okay. If it's not okay, it's not yet the end. ~Fernando Sabino, translated from Portuguese


When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.  ~Author Unknown


Fall seven times, stand up eight.  ~Japanese Proverb


When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.  ~Harriet Beecher Stowe


The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.  ~Ivy Baker Priest


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.  ~Henry Stanley Haskins, Meditations in Wall Street, 1940, originally published anonymously; commonly misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson (Thanks, Garson O'Toole and walden.org!)


Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal.  ~Jerome Fleishman


It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.  ~Edmund Hillary


If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.  ~Flavia Weedn, Flavia and the Dream Maker, © Flavia.com


Pain is inevitable.  Suffering is optional.  ~M. Kathleen Casey


If you're going through hell, keep going.  ~Winston Churchill


A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn.  ~Author Unknown


The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.  ~William Shakespeare, Othello


I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.  I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.  ~Mother Teresa


We acquire the strength we have overcome.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.  ~Garrison Keillor


I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.  ~Jewish Proverb


We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.  ~Kenji Miyazawa


Adversity is like a strong wind.  It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.  ~Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha


When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold.  They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.  ~Barbara Bloom


I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.  ~Agatha Christie


When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche


When written in Chinese the word "crisis" is composed of two characters - one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.  ~John F. Kennedy, address, 12 April 1959


 
 
It's not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line.  ~Ashleigh Brilliant


That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does not.  ~James K. Feibleman


The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.  ~John Vance Cheney


Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.  ~Edwin Markham


Adversity is the first path to truth.  ~Lord Byron


The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.  ~Author Unknown


Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.  ~Author Unknown


Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.  ~Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Satires


There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.  ~Washington Irving, The Sketch Book, 1820


The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.  ~Max Lerner, The Unfinished Country, 1950


God uses suffering as a whetstone, to make men sharp with.  ~Henry Ward Beecher


Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.  ~Rainer Maria Rilke


Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.  ~Hugh Miller, Snow on the Wind


God gave burdens, also shoulders.  ~Yiddish Proverb


Man performs and engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear.  That's how he finds that he can bear anything.  ~William Faulkner


We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.  ~Winston Churchill


The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.  ~Bernard M. Baruch


It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.  ~Cicero


I have woven a parachute out of everything broken.  ~William Stafford


I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I've bought a big bat.  I'm all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
~Dr. Seuss


Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.  ~James Russell Lowell, "Cambridge Thirty Years Ago," Literary Essays


Rock bottom is good solid ground, and a dead end street is just a place to turn around.  ~Buddy Buie and J.R. Cobb, "Rock Bottom"


If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.  ~Latin Proverb


Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall.  Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll.  ~Author Unknown


But ne'er the rose without the thorn.  ~Robert Herrick


God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them.  ~John Aughey


Never give in... never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.  Never yield to force... never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.  ~Winston Churchill


You must be at the end of your rope.  I felt a tug.  ~Author Unknown



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