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Inspirational and Insightful Quotations #56 --- Troubles

Updated on April 9, 2011

Bury all your past troubles and plant flowers ever over their graves.

—R.C. Buckner, Baptist Standard, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 10, 1910.

Brooding over troubles only hatches out new ones.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Feb. 26, 1905.

The troubles we meet are nothing compared to those we manufacture.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., June 10, 1906.

It is better to be trained by trouble than to be a train of it.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., March 24, 1907.

It's a great pity that the people who invent troubles do not patent them.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., May 19, 1907.

You can tell when people are looking for trouble because they look as if they’ve already found it.

—Bill Copeland, Sarasota Journal, Sarasota, Fla., April 21, 1967.

The way you get out of trouble is seldom the way you got in.

—Bill Copeland, Sarasota Journal, Sarasota, Fla., March 7, 1980.

Half our troubles come from wanting our own way. The other half come from being allowed to have it.

—Tom Ethridge, The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., May 11, 1970.

Some men are not satisfied to merely court trouble--they go ahead and marry it.

—Purser Hewitt, The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., April 25, 1973.

Quit blaming people for your troubles–if you were big enough, you wouldn’t have any.

—Elbert Hubbard, quoted in Deseret Evening News, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 30, 1905.

If some of us got what we really deserved we might know what real trouble is.

—Grady Imes, The Starkville News, Starkville, Miss., Nov. 8, 1940.

It's useless to run from trouble. It will surely overtake you, and you'll be too exhausted to fight it.

—Olin Miller, Daily Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., Dec. 24, 1934.

A trouble is half gone when you quit telling it to others.

—Bert Moses, Lake Charles American-Press, Lake Charles, La., Nov. 1, 1926.

It is usually the trouble you make for yourself which causes most of your complaining.

—Edwin E. Naugle, St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Fla., Jan. 10, 1922.

A lot of today’s troubles arise from workers who don’t think, and from thinkers who don’t work.

—Hamilton G. Park, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 16, 1965.

One of the chief causes of trouble is that it is so much easier to start a thing than to finish it.

—Grantland Rice, New York Tribune, New York, N.Y., March 11, 1917.

The average entry, whether in golf or life, discovers that he has to play a thick portion of his shots out of pits and bunkers, traps and trouble. And the entry who can't learn to play out of trouble has little chance to spend much of his time on the open fairway.

—Grantland Rice, New York Tribune, New York, N.Y., Nov. 14, 1917.

There's no trainer quite like trouble. A long period of success is almost sure to be a slackening of concentration upon the main object. Trouble is the big builder. Almost any average man who isn't a quitter can handle failure. But not so many can handle success. Failure isn't so bad if it doesn't attack the heart. Success is all right if it doesn't go to the head. But it generally does. Not always, but too often.

—Grantland Rice, New York Herald Tribune, New York, N.Y., Dec. 24, 1924.

No one ever gets away from trouble by running away from himself.

—Roy L. Smith, Christian Advocate, Chicago, Ill., April 1, 1943.

One thing which makes life difficult is the trouble we carry over from yesterday.

—Roy L. Smith, Tampa Morning Tribune, Tampa, Fla., April 3, 1941.

Folks that hunt for trouble show remarkable ability in climbing trees when they find it.

—Frank L. Stanton, The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Ga., June 14, 1916.

The trouble with most folks is that they want to trouble you with their troubles–when you’re having troubles with your own troubles.

—Dan Valentine, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 25, 1950.

The more a man talks about his troubles the more he magnifies them.

—Al Warden, Ogden Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah, May 13, 1923.

Most of his troubles come when man begins to take himself too seriously.

—Jack Warwick, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 4, 1935.

Trouble’s always twins.

—Jack Warwick, Toledo Blade, Toledo, Ohio, Jan. 4, 1941.


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