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

An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.

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I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.

André Gide

Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.

~O. Henr

The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.

Unknown

Life didn’t promise to be wonderful.

Teddy Pendergrass

A bad grade is only one letter in the Essay of life.

Lee Drake

Sometimes the littlest things in life are the hardest to take. You can sit on a mountain more comfortably than on a tack.

Unknown

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.

Erich Fromm