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Trying times are not the times to stop trying.

Unless a man has been kicked around a little, you can't really depend upon him to amount to anything.

We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.

We only think when we are confronted with problems.

We ought as much to pray for a blessing upon our daily rod as upon our daily bread.

We say: mad with joy. We should say: wise with grief.

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.

What does not kill me, makes me stronger.

When a man is finally boxed and he has no choice, he begins to decorate his box. See quote detail

When a man is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has a chance to learn something; he has been put on his wits; on his manhood; he has gained the facts; learned his ignorance; is cured of the insanity of conceit; has got moderation and real skill.

When I have listened to my mistakes, I have grown.

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

When the world has once begun to use us ill, it afterwards continues the same treatment with less scruple or ceremony, as men do to a whore.

When things come to the worse, they generally mend.

Who hath not known ill fortune, never knew himself, or his own virtue.

Who would attain to summits still and fair, Must nerve himself through valleys of despair. See quote detail

Wisdom comes by disillusionment.

Woman's discontent increases in exact proportion to her development.


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