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Hardship and Misfortunes Quotes

14 of the best book quotes about hardship and misfortunes
  1. #1
    “It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.”
  2. #2
    “I guess no one stays friends for more than thirty years without broken hearts along the way.”
  3. #3
    They were eyes no longer, but had become those fathomless mirrors which in men who have known the depths of suffering may replace the conscious gaze, so that they no longer see reality but reflect the memory of past events.
  4. #4
    Misfortune is needed to plumb certain mysterious depths in the understanding of men; pressure is needed to explode the charge. My captivity concentrated all my faculties on a single point. They had previously been dispersed, now they clashed in a narrow space; and, as you know, the clash of clouds produces electricity, electricity produces lightning and lightning gives light.
  5. #5
    “According to the moral absolutism that characterizes McCandless’s beliefs, a challenge in which a successful outcome is assured isn’t a challenge at all.”
  6. #6
    “Misfortune always comes to those who wait.”
  7. #7
  8. #8
    Ill-treatment had made her sullen and misery had made her ugly. Only the beauty of her eyes remained, and this was the more distressing because, being large, they mirrored a greater measure of unhappiness.
  9. #9
    Excess of suffering, as we have seen, had made him in some sort a visionary.
  10. #10
    The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God.
  11. #11
    “I was dimly aware that I might be getting in over my head. But that only added to the scheme’s appeal. That it wouldn’t be easy was the whole point.”
  12. #12
    “The trick is to find happiness in the brief gaps between disasters.”
  13. #13
    There are men who dig for gold; he dug for compassion. Poverty was his goldmine; and the universality of suffering a reason for the universality of charity.
  14. #14
    “It has been,” I told him, “the best six months of my entire life.”
    There was a long silence.
    “Funnily enough, Clark, mine too.”
    And then, just like that, my heart broke. My face crumpled, my composure went and I held him tightly and I stopped caring that he could feel the shudder of my sobbing body because grief swamped me. It overwhelmed me and tore at my heart and my stomach and my head and it pulled me under, and I couldn’t bear it.
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