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Those things that hurt, instruct.

Those who have suffered much are like those who know many languages; they have learned to understand and be understood by all.

Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand.

Thou hast shown thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.

Though losses and crosses be lessons right severe, there's wit there ye'll get there, ye'll find no other where.

Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.

Times of general calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storms.

To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.

To be thrown upon one's own resources is to be cast into the very lap of fortune, for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible.

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.

To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.

Too much happens ... Man performs, engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear. That's how he finds that he can bear anything.

Treasure the memories of past misfortunes; they constitute our bank of fortitude.

Trouble brings experience, and experience brings wisdom.

Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.

Trouble is the thing that strong men grow by. Met in the right way, it is a sure-fire means of putting iron into the victim's will and making him a tougher man to down forever after.

Trouble will rain on those who are already wet.

Troubles cured you salty as a country ham, smoky to the taste, thick-skinned and tender inside.

True knowledge comes only through suffering.

Truth, like the burgeoning of a bulb under the soil, however deeply sown, will make its way to the light.


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