If youre in a bad situation dont

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.

I owe much to my friends but

I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies.  The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.  ~André Gide

I dont like people who have never

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.  ~Boris Pasternak

Who will tell whether one happy moment

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.  ~Erich Fromm

If god asks that you bend bend

If God asks that you bend, bend and do not complain. He is making you more flexible, and for this be thankful. ~Terri Guillemets

The beauty of the world has two

The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.  ~Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own, 1929LCD

That some good can be derived from

That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does not.  ~James K. Feibleman

We have no right to ask when

We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, "Why did this happen to me?" unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way.  ~Author Unknown

The trouble with most of us is

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.  ~Norman Vincent PealeGCLE

Your heart has been sore wounded too

Your heart has been sore wounded too. Dear Light, love shall cherish you, till you again look on life with happy eyes. ~Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate StephensTPVgb, Smith b.1849-d.1877, Stephens b.1853-d.1938; Smith was Professor of Greek Language and Literature at the University of Kansas from 1872-1875

If i had a formula for bypassing

If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it round.  Trouble creates a capacity to handle it.  I don’t embrace trouble; that’s as bad as treating it as an enemy.  But I do say meet it as a friend, for you’ll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

When written in chinese the word 34crisis34

When written in Chinese the word "crisis" is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.  ~John F. Kennedy, address, 12 April 1959LCD

When the japanese mend broken objects they

When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold.  They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.  ~Barbara Bloom

There are times in everyones life when

There are times in everyone’s life when something constructive is born out of adversity… when things seem so bad that you’ve got to grab your fate by the shoulders and shake it.  ~Author Unknown

it is better to drink of

It is better to drink of deep griefs than to taste shallow pleasures.  ~William Hazlitt, Characteristics, 1823LCD

If you know someone who tries to

If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim.  ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We turn to god for help when

We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is shaking them.  ~Charles C. West

34the horror of that moment34 the king

"The horror of that moment," the King went on, "I shall never, never forget!"  "You will, though," the Queen said, "if you don’t make a memorandum of it.  ~Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass, 1872LCD

Happiness can be found even in the

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.  ~Steven Kloves, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (movie)

At times challenges hit with the force

At times, challenges hit with the force of a roaring, rushing waterfall.  The true test, however, is whether you can put your arms up and enjoy the feel of the water.  ~Aviva Kaufmanfeb11mail

In our nature however there is a

In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it.  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Life is thickly sown with thorns and

Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them.  The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.  ~Voltaire

There are sufferings that have lost their

There are sufferings that have lost their memory and do not remember why they are suffering.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. MerwinTPV

I have heard there are troubles of

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

No man ought to lay a cross

No man ought to lay a cross upon himself, or to adopt tribulation, as is done in popedom; but if a cross or tribulation come upon him, then let him suffer it patiently, and know that it is good and profitable for him.  ~Martin Luther

Yes one must suffer even in vain

Yes, one must suffer, even in vain, so as not to have lived in vain.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. MerwinTPV

Like a plant that starts up in

Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good.  ~Lucy Larcom

We look before and after and pine

We look before and after,
And pine for what is not;
Our sincerest laughter
With some pain is fraught;
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, "Ode to a Sky Lark"