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When Bad Things Happen

The price of progress is trouble.
Charles Kettering

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

There is no man in this world without some manner of tribulation or anguish, though he be king or pope.
Thomas à Kempis

Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry Kaiser

Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
Henry Ward Beecher


There is no remedy so easy as books, which if they do not give cheerfulness, at least restore quiet to the most troubled mind.
Lady Mary Montagu

The only things that are going to change you from where you are today to where you are going to be five years from now are the people you meet and the books you read.
Lou Holtz

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
Helen Keller

Men of power have no time to read; yet the men who do not read are unfit for power.
Michael Foot

I try to make time for reading each night. In addition to the usual newspapers and magazines, I make it a priority to read at least one newsweekly from cover to cover. If I were to read only what intrigues me – say, the science and business sections – then I would finish the magazine the same person I was when I started. So I read it all.
Bill Gates

Overcome Adversity

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.

When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants us to be still so He can untangle the knot.

Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it.
Hank Aaron

There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness.
Pearl Buck

Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Overcome Adversity

Pain is temporary, but quitting is forever.
Lance Armstrong

The cure for grief is motion.
Elbert Hubbard

When pain doesn’t go away, endurance increases.
T.D. Jakes

Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor the best opportunities; they will never come.
Janet Stuart

Try as we may, none of us can be free of conflict and woe. Even the greatest men have had to accept disappointments as their daily bread. The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard Baruch

The Power of Prayer

Prayer is spiritual dynamite.
Helen Shoemaker

My secret is simple. I pray.
Mother Teresa, when asked what her secret was to loving people whom others regard as human debris

Prayer has given me the strength, concentration and confidence necessary to perform a seemingly impossible task.
Dick Chapman

Trouble and perplexity drive me to prayer, and prayer drives away trouble and perplexity.
Philip Melanchthon

I cannot recall a day when I truly saved time by jumping into the day’s work without prayer. It may have seemed so at the moment, but as the day wore on, everything seemed out of sync, and time was lost.
David Jeremiah

Opportunities in Disguise

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls, and looks like work.
Thomas Edison

Opportunity’s favorite disguise is trouble.
Frank Tyger

I happened on the idea of fitting an engine to a bicycle simply because I did not want to ride crowded trains and busses.
Soichire Honda

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
Alexander Graham Bell

The Power of Work

The quality of your work will have a great deal to do with the quality of your life.
Orison Marden

If I just work when the spirit moves me, the spirit will ignore me.
Carolyn Forche

Winning is never easy – and it shouldn’t be. I think winning just feels better if I have worked my fanny off.
Robert Dedman

There’s just no substitute for hard work. There are no shortcuts.
Tiger Woods

Work drives away the care and small troubles of life. The busy person has little time to brood or fret. Work brings the prizes in life. The reward of a thing well done isn’t a plaque or a watch, or even a paycheck: It’s the fact that you did it.
Ronda Beaman