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I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening. That was it. I'd seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it.

Author: Bryan Adams (1959)

Profession: Canadian-born American Musician, Singer, Songwriter

It takes a real storm in the average person's life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls.

Author: Heartland Advisor


The reward of suffering is experience.

Author: Aeschylus

Profession: Greek Dramatist

Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.

Author: Aesop (620-560 BC)

Profession: Greek Fabulist

I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.

Author: Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

Profession: American Author

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us--and those around us -- more effectively. Look for the learning.

Author: Eric Allenbaugh

Profession: American Author of "Wake-Up Calls"

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.

Author: Barbara De Angelis

Profession: American Expert on Relationships, Author

When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.

Author: Mary Kay Ash

Profession: American Businesswoman, Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics

God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.

Author: St. Augustine (354-430)

Profession: Numidian-born Bishop of Hippo, Theologian

Here is the rule to remember in the future, When anything tempts you to be bitter: not, ''This is a misfortune'' but ''To bear this worthily is good fortune.''

Author: Marcus Aurelius (121-80 AD)

Profession: Roman Emperor, Philosopher

Every silver lining has a cloud.

Author: Avon


Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

When walking through the ''valley of shadows,'' remember, a shadow is cast by a Light.

Author: H.K. Barclay


Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer