When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
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
Adversity is the first path to truth.
~ Lord Byron
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.
When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize (i. e., to make something appear greater) the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.
It’s not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line.
~Ashleigh Brilliant = )
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
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
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 difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.
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
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.
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
The good doctor has an answer for everything – ha ha ha!
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
Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll.
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…