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Never to suffer would have been never to have been blessed.

Night brings our troubles to the light rather than banishes them.

No life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it.

No man is more unhappy than the one who is never in adversity; the greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted.

No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.

No untroubled day has ever dawned for me.

Noble discontent is the path to heaven.

Nothing befalls a man except what is in his nature to endure.

Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.

Of all the advantages which come to any young man ... poverty is the greatest.

Often God has to shut a door in our face, so that He can subsequently open the door through which He wants us to go.

One who was adored by all in prosperity is abhorred by all in adversity.

Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.

Opposition always inflames the enthusiast, never converts him.

Our trials are tests; our sorrows pave the way for a fuller life when we have earned it.

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seamed with scars; martyrs have put on their coronation robes glittering with fire, and through their tears have the sorrowful first seen the gates of heaven.

Pain is the root of knowledge.

Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.

Pain, indolence, sterility, endless ennui have also their lesson for you.

People don't ever seem to realize that doing what's right is no guarantee against misfortune.


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