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overcoming trials Quotes

Seven of the best book quotes about overcoming trials
  1. #1
    “Yet, when he smiled, when we shook hands, the baby brother I’d never known looked out from the depths of his private life, like an animal waiting to be coaxed into the light.”
  2. #2
    “These boys, now, were living as we’d been living then, they were growing up with a rush and their heads bumped abruptly against the low ceiling of their actual possibilities.”
  3. #3
    “The darkness outside is what the old folks have been talking about. It’s what they’ve come from. It’s what they endure. The child knows that they won’t talk any more because if he knows too much about what’s happened to them, he’ll know too much too soon, about what’s going to happen to him.”
  4. #4
    “I mustn’t act like a bay—I must try to be strong.”
  5. #5
    “She was tired of lowlanders belittling her and tired of wondering if they were right. She was going to show Olana that she was as smart as any Danlander. She was going to be academy princess.”
  6. #6
    “When your back is up against the wall and you pray and seek his help, God will make a way through the trial.”
  7. #7
    “At the foot of this hill was the place where a log was laid across the creek.
    ‘Now comes the trial,’ said Phoenix. Putting her right foot out, she mounted the log and shut her eyes. Lifting her skirt, leveling her cane fiercely before her like a festival figure in some parade, she began to march across. Then she opened her eyes and she was safe on the other side.