Quotes about Trials

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

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. ~Harry Golden

We acquire the strength we have overcome. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

A bad grade is only one letter in the Essay of life. ~Lee Drake

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them? ~Rose F. Kennedy

Turn your wounds into wisdom. ~Oprah Winfrey

Sometimes the littlest things in life are the hardest to take. You can sit on a mountain more comfortably than on a tack. ~Author Unknown

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. ~Frank A. Clark

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. ~Kenji Miyazawa

Bad is never good until worse happens. ~Danish Proverb

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

Sometimes in tragedy we find our life’s purpose – the eye sheds a tear to find its focus. ~Robert Braul

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. ~African Proverb

There is no education like adversity. ~Disraeli

We find comfort among those who agree with us – growth among those who don’t. ~Frank A. Clark

If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change. ~John A. Simone, Sr.

Adversity introduces a man to himself. ~Author Unknown

Even our misfortunes are a part of our belongings. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds. ~Norman Vincent Peale

Much of your pain is self-chosen. ~Kahlil Gibran

The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter. ~Author Unknown

Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive. ~Josephine Hart

What a pity human beings can’t exchange problems. Everyone knows exactly how to solve the other fellow’s. ~Olin Miller

People are resilient. After all, every person born has recovered from nine months on life support. ~Robert Brault

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. ~Henry David Thoreau

Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them. ~Hugh Miller

The darkest hour has only sixty minutes. ~Morris Mandel

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

God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them. ~John Aughey

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln

“Adversity is a fact of life. It can’t be controlled. What we can control is how we react to it.”-Anonymous

“The greater difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” Epicurus

As the yellow gold is tried in fire, so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity.”

“It is prosperity that gives us friends, adversity that proves them.”

“Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.”Anonymous

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” t tough people do.”
Robert H Schuller

“Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.” Thomas Carlyle

“The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.”
– Zig Ziglar

I think a few of these quotes about Overcoming Trials can be found elsewhere on this site, but repetition can be good for you.

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human enough hope to make you happy. -Unknown

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. -Chinese Proverb

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. -Oscar Wilde

Depression loses its power when fresh vision pierces the darkness. -Peter Sinclair

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. -Napolean Hill

Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before. -James Buckham

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. -Corrie Ten Boom

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. -Dolly Parton

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely. -Unknown

Trouble is part of your life. If you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough. -Dinah Shore

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Only if you’ve been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain. -Richard Nixon

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. -Seneca

Trials are medicine which our gracious and wise physician prescribes, because we need them and He proportions the frequency and weight of them to what the case requires, let us trust in His skill and thank Him for His prescription. -John newton

The best people need afflictions for trial of their virtue. How can we exercise the grace of contentment, if all things succeed well; or that of forgiveness, if we have no enemies. -Tillotson

The hardest trial of a heart is whether it can bear a rival’s failure without triumph. -Aikin


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