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Trials are difficult experiences which test the character of the person experiencing them.
- Q: You just don't get it, do you, Jean-Luc? The trial never ends. We wanted to see if you had the ability to expand your mind and your horizons. And for one brief moment, you did.
- 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 Quotations
- 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.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Fourfold Aspect.
- 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.
- W. E. Hickson, Try and try again.
- But noble souls, through dust and heat,
Rise from disaster and defeat
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Sifting of Peter, Stanza 7.
- Rocks whereon greatest men have oftest wreck'd.
- There are no crown-wearers in heaven who were not cross-bearers here below.
- Charles Spurgeon, Gleanings among the Sheaves, Cross-Bearers.
- As sure as ever God puts His children in the furnace, He will be in the furnace with them.
- Charles Spurgeon, Gleanings among the Sheaves, Privileges of Trial.
- 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.
- Charles Spurgeon, Gleanings among the Sheaves, The Use of Trial.