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When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on! ~Author unknown
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
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
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
It is when there is nothing you can say or do to help that a friend needs you the most. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
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 know I'll have troubles.
I'll, maybe, get stung.
I'll always have troubles.
I'll, maybe, get bit...
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, I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, 1965
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