- The average man takes life as a trouble. He is in a chronic state of irritation at the whole performance.
He does not learn to differentiate between troubles and difficulties, usually, until some real trouble bowls him over. He fusses about pin-pricks until a mule kicks him. Then he learns the difference.
- Herbert N. Casson in: Sheet Metal Workers' International Association (1928) Sheet Metal Workers Journal p. 22
- This peck of troubles.
- Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote (1605-15), Part II, Chapter LIII.
- To take arms against a sea of troubles.
- This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.
- Isaiah 37 3
- O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night?
- Jeremiah 14 8
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 816.
- Le chagrin monte en croupe et galope avec lui.
- Trouble rides behind and gallops with him.
- Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, Epître, V. 44.
- Jucunda memoria est præteritorum malorum.
- The memory of past troubles is pleasant.
- Cicero, De Finibus, Book II. 32.
- You may batter your way through the thick of the fray,
You may sweat, you may swear, you may grunt;
You may be a jack-fool, if you must, but this rule
Should ever be kept at the front;—
Don't fight with your pillow, but lay down your head
And kick every worriment out of the bed.
- Edmund Vance Cooke, Don't take your Troubles to Bed.
- I survived that trouble so likewise may I survive this one.
- Complaint of Deor, II. 7. Stopford Brooke's rendering in modern English.
- Sweet is the remembrance of troubles when you are in safety.
- Euripides, Andromeda, 10. 2. (Fragment).
- Die Müh'ist klein, der Spass ist gross.
- Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
- Job. V. 7.
- Curæ leves loquuntur, ingentes stupent.
- Light troubles speak; immense troubles are silent.
- Seneca, Hippolytus, Act II, scene 3, line 607.
- Dubiam salutem qui dat adflictis negat.
- He who tenders doubtful safety to those in trouble refuses it.
- Seneca, Œdipus, CCXIII.