Quotes Dealing With Adversity

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"Make choices----not excuses."

Charles Givens, Book:  Super Self

"Success is getting what you want.  HAPPINESS is wanting what you get."

Carl Trumbell Hayden--

"It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness."


"Money may buy the husk of many things, but not the kernal.  It brings you food, but not the appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not faithfulness; days of joy, but not happiness."

Henrik Ibsen

"Pray that you will have good and correct attitudes about all your experiences --be they good or bad."

Dallin H. Oaks

"7  days without prayer makes one weak."

"The best angle to approach a problem is the Try-angle."

"The suffering that results from sin is most tragic because through our own choices, we can choose to avoid it.  We have that power."

Elder Jack H. Goaslind

"True peace consists in not separating ourselves from the will of God."

Thomas Aquinas

"Without the assistance of that Divine Being...I cannot succeed.  
With that assistance I cannot fail."

Abraham Lincoln

"You are the one who must decide whose thoughts you will entertain.  You are free to choose--but you are not free to alter the consequences of those choices.  You will be what you think about--what you consistently allow to occupy the stage of your mind."

Ezra Taft Benson

"People are like stained glass windows.  They glow and sparkle when it is sunny and bright; but when the sun goes down their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."

"If as a people we will build and sustain one another, the Lord will bless us with the strength to weather every storm and continue to move forward through every adversity."

President Gordon B. Hinckley: (Ensign, May 1982, p. 46)

"We may know much of loneliness.  We may know discouragement and frustration.  We may know adversity and trouble and pain.  I would hope not.  But you know, and I know, that suffering comes to many.  Sometimes it is mental.  Sometimes it is physical.  Sometimes it may even be spiritual.

"Ours is the duty to walk by faith.  Ours is the duty to walk in faith, rising above the evils of the world.  We are sons and daughters of God.  Ours is a divine birthright.  Ours is a divine destiny.  We must not, we cannot sink to the evils of the world--to selfishness and sin, to hate and envy and backbiting, to the "mean and beggarly"  elements of life.

"You and I must walk on a higher plane.  It may not be easy, but we can do it.  Our great example is the Son of God whom we wish to follow."

(Ellen Pucell Unthank Monument Dedication, Cedar City, Utah, August 3, 1991)

"During our mortal schooling in submissiveness, we will see the visible crosses that some carry, but other crosses will go unseen.  A few individuals may appear to have no trials at all, which, if it were so, would be a trial in itself.  Indeed, if, as do trees, our souls had rings to measure the years of greatest personal growth, the wide rings would likely reflect the years of greatest moisture—but from tears, not rainfall."

Neal A. Maxwell, We Will Prove Them Herewith, p.7

"There are times when you simply have to righteously hang on and outlast the devil until his depressive spirit leaves you.  As the Lord told the Prophet Joseph Smith:  'Thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment;  and then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high' (D&C 121:7-8)."

Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p.396

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer someone else up."

Mark Twain

"Sorrow is a fruit;  God does not allow it to grow on a branch that is too weak to bear it."

Victor Hugo

"Difficulties are just God's errands.  If we are sent upon them, it is an evidence of His confidence.  Therefore, let us be glad, be happy, for it is a way of being wise."

Ardeth G. Kapp

"If one is devoid of hope and thanksgiving, he cannot for long remain sinless, for he will, in despair, have slackened his resolve.  Feelings of futility foster vulnerability.  Self-pity is such a busy stagehand, rearranging the scenery to help sin make its entrance.  No wonder the prophets say that without faith in the Lord, there is no hope."

Neal A. Maxwell

"No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted.  It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility.  All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God . . . and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire."  

Orson Whitney: (quoted in Improvement Era, Mar. 1966, 211)

Robert D. Hales "Healing Soul and Body,"  Ensign, Nov. 1998, p. 16 
and Cited in Spencer W. Kimball, Faith Precedes the Miracle.

(Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1972), p. 98.

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