Troubles are the only trials. [ Proverb ]
Great faith must have great trials. [ Spurgeon ]
But noble souls, through dust and heat,
Rise from disaster and defeat
The stronger. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Sifting Of Peter ]
Our dearest hopes in pangs are born,
The kingliest Kings are crown'd with thorn. [ Gerald Massey, The Kingliest Kings ]
Vexations, duly borne,
Are but as trials, which heaven's love to man
Sends for his good. [ William Shakespeare ]
Never give up! or the burden may sink you,
Providence wisely has mingled the cup;
And in all trials and troubles bethink you,
The watchword of life should be, Never give up! [ M. F. Tupper ]
Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great. [ Pliny the Younger ]
As sure as ever God puts His children in the furnace,
He will be in the furnace with them. [ Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Gleanings among the Sheaves ]
The Alphabet Of Success
Attend carefully to details.
Be prompt in all things.
Consider well, then decide positively.
Dare to do right, fear to do wrong.
Endure trials patiently.
Fight life's battles bravely.
Go not into the society of the vicious.
Hold your integrity sacred.
Injure not another's reputation.
Join hands only with the virtuous.
Keep your mind free from evil thoughts.
Lie not for any consideration.
Make few special acquaintances.
Never try to appear what you are not.
Observe good manners.
Pay your debts promptly.
Question not the verity of a friend.
Respect the desires of your parents.
Sacrifice money rather than principle.
Touch not, taste not, handle not intoxicating drinks.
Use your leisure for improvement.
Venture not upon the threshold of wrong.
Watch carefully over your passions.
Xtend to everyone a kindly greeting.
Yield not to discouragement.
Zealously labor for the right, and success is certain. [ Ladies Home Journal ]
Like men, nations are purified and strengthened by trials. [ Samuel Smiles ]
A true and noble friendship shrinks not at the greatest of trials. [ Jeremy Taylor ]
There are no crown-wearers in heaven who were not cross-bearers here below. [ Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Gleanings among the Sheaves ]
We need the friendship of a man in great trials; of a woman in the affairs of every-day life. [ A. L. Thomas ]
Friendship is a long time in forming, it is of slow growth, through many trials and months of familiarity. [ La Bruyere ]
Under the shadow of earthly disappointment, all unconscious to ourselves, our Divine Redeemer is walking by our side. [ E. H. Chapin ]
Jesus wept once; possibly more than once. There are times when God asks nothing of His children except silence, patience, and tears. [ Charles S. Robinson ]
Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of; they just turn up some of the ill weeds on to the surface. [ Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Gleanings among the Sheaves ]
We may deserve grief; but why should women be unhappy? - except that we know heaven chastens those whom it loves best, being pleased by repeated trials to make these pure spirits more pure. [ Thackeray ]
Great trials seem to be a necessary preparation for great duties. It would seem that the more important the enterprise, the more severe the trial to which the agent is subjected in his preparation. [ Edward Thomson ]
Tribulation worketh patience: and patience, experience; and experience, hope. That is the order. You can not put patience and experience into a parenthesis, and, omitting them, bring hope out of tribulation. [ Alexander Maclaren ]
Every man will have his own criterion in forming his judgment of others. I depend very much on the effect of affliction. I consider how a man comes out of the furnace; gold will lie for a month in the furnace without losing a grain. [ Richard Cecil ]
When misfortunes happen to such as dissent from us in matters of religion, we call them judgments; when to those of our own sect, we call them trials: when to persons neither way distinguished, we are content to attribute them to the settled course of things. [ Shenstone ]
Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim, the very roughness only stimulates the climber to steadier and steadier steps, till that legend of the rough places fulfills itself at last,
per aspera ad astra, over steep ways to the stars. [ Bishop W. C. Doane ]
Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim, the very roughness only stimulates the climber to steadier and steadier steps, till that legend of the rough places fulfills itself at last, "per aspera ad astra", over steep ways to the stars. [ Bishop W. C. Doane ]
What is more pleasing than the sight of the affectionate mother, watching with untiring devotion over her helpless child? Who can contemplate her devotion to the object of her love, enduring his waywardness, forgiving his faults, relieving his pains, and enjojdng his pleasures; pouring incessantly into his opening soul the mature wisdom of her counsels, and following him with her untiring prayers, as he finally goes forth to battle with the temptations and trials of life, without feeling that the true mother's heart is the noblest of heaven's gifts? [ H. Winslow ]