A Christian is like a tea bag — he's not worth much until he's been through some hot water.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
As a man handles his troubles during the day, so he goes to bed at night a General, Captain, or Private.
As favor and riches forsake a man, we discover in him the foolishness they concealed, and which no one perceived before.
As in nature, as in art, so in grace; it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their luster. The more the diamond is cut the brighter it sparkles; and in what seems hard dealing, there God has no end in view but to perfect His people.
Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
Bear the inevitable with dignity.
Bumps are the things we climb on.
Can anybody remember when the times were not hard, and money not scarce?
Dare to walk the path that others have feared to travel, and a leader shall then be born.
Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
Difficulties are stepping stones to success.
Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
Difficulties should act as a tonic. They should spur us to greater exertion.
Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty, God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
Don't be afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning. That's only the initial impression. The important thing is not to retreat; you have to master yourself.
Don't be crazy to do a lot of things you can't do .