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Things were bad but now they are OK.

No untroubled day has ever dawned for me.
Adversity is, to me at least, a tonic and a bracer.
It's a matter of ABC: When we encounter ADVERSITY, we react by thinking about it. Our thoughts rapidly congeal into BELIEFS. These beliefs may become so habitual we don't even realize we have them unless we stop to focus on them. And they don't just sit there idly; they have CONSEQUENCES. The beliefs are the direct cause of what we feel and what we do next. They can spell the difference between dejection and giving up, on the one hand, and well-being and constructive action on the other. The first step is to see the connection between adversity, belief, and consequence. The second step is to see how the ABCs operate every day in your own life.
The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is.
You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.
A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity.
Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
Only entropy comes easy.
Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.
As iron put into the fire loseth its rust and becometh clearly red-hot, so he that wholly turneth himself unto God puts off all slothfulness, and is transformed into a new man.
Had there been no difficulties and no thorns in the way, then man would have been in his primitive state and no progress made in civilization and mental culture.
Some people bear three kinds of trouble -- the ones they've had, the ones they have, and the ones they expect to have.
Tribulation will not hurt you, unless as it too often does; it hardens you and makes you sour, narrow and skeptical.
We say, sorrow, disaster, calamity. God says, chastening and it sounds sweet to him though it is a discord to our ears. Don't faint when you are rebuked, and don't despise the chastening of the Lord. In your patience possess your souls.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
No pressure, no diamonds.
Dust is a protective coating for fine furniture.
It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Just because Fate doesn?t deal you the right cards, it doesn?t mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.
They that sow in tears shall reap joy. [Psalms 126:5]
Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day.
Enter through the narrow gate. The gate that leads to damnation is wide, the road is clear, and many choose to travel it. But how narrow is the gate that leads to life, how rough the road, and how few there are who find it. [Mathew 7:13-14]
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.
Every silver lining has a cloud.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening. That was it. I'd seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it.
It takes a real storm in the average person's life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls.