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



  • Perhaps it is true that the trials of life always teach us something, but it is undeniable that we are not always so eager to learn.
    • Fausto Cercignani in: Brian Morris, Quotes we cherish. Quotations from Fausto Cercignani, 2014, p. 23.

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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