To have become a deeper man is the privilege of those who have suffered.

Oscar Wilde

Remember when life’s path is steep to keep your mind even.

Quintus Horatius Flaccus

For fate has wove the thread of life with pain,
And twins ev’n from the birth are Misery and Man!

Homer, Odyssey

There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.

Washington Irving

Problems are messages.

Shakti Gawain

What a pity human beings can’t exchange problems. Everyone knows exactly how to solve the other fellow’s

Olin Miller

Every flower must grow through dirt.


Despair is anger with no place to go.

Mignon McLaughlin

There is no ghost so difficult to lay as the ghost of an injury.

Don’t cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won’t let you see the stars.

Violeta Parra