We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, ''Blessed are they that morn.''
Author: C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)
Profession: British Academic, Writer, Christian Apologist
In really hard times the rules of the game are altered. The inchoate mass begins to stir. It becomes potent, and when it strikes, it strikes with incredible emphasis. Those are the rare occasions when a national will emerges from the scattered, specialized, or indifferent blocs of voters who ordinarily elect the politicians. Those are for good or evil the great occasions in a nation's history.
Author: Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)
Profession: American Journalist
Into each life some rain must fall, some days be dark and dreary.
The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.
Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall.
Trouble is the next best thing to enjoyment. There is no fate in the world so horrible as to have no share in either its joys or sorrows.
Every life has dark tracts and long stretches of somber tint, and no representation is true to fact which dips its pencil only in light, and flings no shadows on the canvas.
Author: Alexander Maclaren (1826-1910)
Profession: British Preacher
Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint
Author: Don Marquis (1878-1937)
Profession: American Humorist, Journalist
It cannot be too often repeated that it is not helps, but obstacles, not facilities, but difficulties that make men.
Author: William Mathews
Hardship and opposition are the native soil of manhood and self-reliance.
Author: John Neil
Life isn't meant to be easy. It's hard to take being on the top -- or on the bottom. I guess I'm something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things. Life is one crisis after another.
Author: Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994)
Profession: Thirty-seventh President of the USA
All things are difficult before they are easy.
Author: John Norley
Undertake something that is difficult; it will do you good. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
Author: Ronald E. Osborn
I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them.
Author: Boris Pasternak (1890-1960)
Profession: Russian Poet, Novelist, Translator
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Author: Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993)
Profession: American Christian Reformed Pastor, Speaker, Author