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Trials are difficult experiences which test the character of the person experiencing them.


  • TRIAL, n. A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record the blameless characters of judges, advocates and jurors. In order to effect this purpose it is necessary to supply a contrast in the person of one who is called the defendant, the prisoner, or the accused. If the contrast is made sufficiently clear this person is made to undergo such an affliction as will give the virtuous gentlemen a comfortable sense of their immunity, added to that of their worth.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 814-15
  • Pray, pray, thou who also weepest,—
    And the drops will slacken so;
    Weep, weep—and the watch thou keepest,
    With a quicker count will go.
    Think,—the shadow on the dial
    For the nature most undone,
    Marks the passing of the trial,
    Proves the presence of the sun.
  • The child of trial, to mortality
    And all its changeful influences given;
    On the green earth decreed to move and die,
    And yet by such a fate prepared for heaven.
    • Sir Humphrey Davy, Written after Recovery from a Dangerous Illness.
  • 'Tis a lesson you should heed,
    Try, try, try again.
    If at first you don't succeed,
    Try, try, try again.
  • But noble souls, through dust and heat,
    Rise from disaster and defeat
    The stronger.
  • There are no crown-wearers in heaven who were not cross-bearers here below.
  • As sure as ever God puts His children in the furnace, He will be in the furnace with them.
  • 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.

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