"Tis not knowing much, but what is useful, that makes a wise man."

Thomas Fuller






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Dealing with Life's Problems


Progress depends upon what we are, rather than upon what we may encounter.
- Henry Clay Trumbull

Nature, when she adds difficulties, adds brains.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every problem contains the seeds of its own solution.
- Stanley Arnold

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
- Horace

Failures are but the pillars of success.
- Welsh Proverb

Gold is tried by fire, brave men by adversity.
- Seneca

It is only in the midst of difficulties that one is really tested. - Mahatma Gandhi

Endure annoyance patiently, and fight bravely against obstacles. - Mayer Anselm Bauer von Rothschild

All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them but confront them. Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you; grasp it boldly, and its spines crumble.
- William S. Halsey

Error is discipline through which we advance.
- William Ellery Channing

It is not ease, but effort; not faculty, but difficulty, that makes a man.
- Unknown

It is the old lesson—a worthy purpose, patient energy for its accomplishment, a resoluteness undaunted by difficulties, and then success.
- W. M. Punshon

He is only exempt from failures who makes no efforts.
- Richard Whately

Treat failures as stepping-stones to further effort.
- The President of the London Chamber of Commerce, circa early 1900s

Do not yield to misfortunes, but meet them on the contrary with fortitude.
- Virgil

In adversity a man is saved by hope.
- Menander

The archer who misses the target turns to himself and not to another for the cause of his failure.
- Confucius

He is the most wretched of men who has never experienced adversity.
- Latin Proverb

The child, through stumbling, learns to walk erect. Every fall is a fall upward.
- Theodore Parker

The greatest men have been those who have cut their way to success through difficulties.
- F. W. Robertson


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