Trouble Quotes

Most popular trouble quotes

Life is trouble.
Never meet trouble half-way.


Trouble shared is trouble halved.
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.


To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice.
Troubles are like babies, and grow with nursing.
Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.
— American proverb

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Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
— The Bible—Job 5–7


Troubles are but so many instructors to teach men wit.
Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due.


Troubles hurt the most when they prove self-inflicted.
Every good thing that comes is accompanied by trouble.
She would take any amount of trouble to avoid trouble.
Everybody loves a thing more if it has cost him trouble.
The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in.
In trouble to be troubled,
Is to have your trouble doubled.
Sweet is the remembrance of troubles when you are in safety.
Half the trouble in life is caused by pretending there isn't any.
People who talk of new lives believe there will be no new troubles.
When one has an insatiable appetite for trouble all sorts will serve.
In larger things we are convivial:
What causes trouble is the trivial.
Wisdom makes but a slow defense against trouble, though at last a sure one.


The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
No one recommends trouble, but it comes, an uninvited guest for whom room must be made.
Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbors.
I have learnt that a man who makes trouble for others is also making trouble for himself.
Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.
Trouble will come soon enough, and when he does come receive him as pleasantly as possible.
If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.
To speak broadly, the troubles of life as we find them are mainly traceable to the heart or the purse.
The methods by which men have met and conquered trouble, or been slain by it, are the same in every age.
Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?


I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.
Never go out to meet trouble.  If you will just sit still, nine cases out of ten someone will intercept it before it reaches you.
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit; for all things must bow to Nature's law, and soon enough you must vanish into nothingness.
Laugh and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.


If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?
Trouble has no necessary connection with discouragement—discouragement has a germ of its own, as different from trouble as arthritis is different from a stiff joint.
There are two insults which no human being will endure: the assertion that he hasn't a sense of humor, and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble.

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Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys.  If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.
Trouble is a great equalizer.  No matter what our differences, in time of trouble the differences fade, and we become brothers and sisters. We want to reach out and help one another.
If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and, when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, "I will be bigger than you.  You cannot defeat me."

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