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For when you are going through a difficult time...
Random & Fun / 12:53 PM - Sunday February 21, 2010

For when you are going through a difficult time...

what is your favorite quote that keeps you going during that difficult time?

- Asked by Female, 29-35

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"The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears."

"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today."
-Dale Carnegie

The only easy day was yesterday.

And one I have reminds me that although we have grand achievements in life and history, we have changed very little in our perceptions and challenges we face as the "people" that are unquoted in history. We may fade one day, but we add to the body of what it is to be human and in the end we become a part of a greater whole trying to understand things in this world around us. Most people are asleep to the realities of our own humanity I think.... Anyway... I find the date of this quote to be of astounding importance:

"You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity."

Epicurus (Greek philosopher, BC 341-270)

- Response by timeforanoverhaul, A Father Figure, Male, 36-45, Managerial

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I refer to the Serenity Prayer in general. Most only deal with the first verse but I find comfort in the last verse the most:

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.




If you don't believe in God then I'm not sure what you can use. Find something inspirational though, paste it up in several places -car, bathroom mirror, kitchen cabinet, refrig door- so that you are faced with reading it several times a day.



- Response by thottienc, Female, 36-45, Who Cares?

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Bill Cosby:

"You have to want it more than you fear it."



- Response by naiveladyquestions, Female, 46-55, Other Profession

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"What doesn't kill me makes me stronger"..so basically, I feel if I don't die, than I guess it can't be that bad. LOL

- Response by cracko14, A Rebel, Male, 29-35, Who Cares?

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Henry Rollins', "The best revenge is to survive yourself".

- Response by lavender, Female, 46-55, San Francisco

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"The night is always darkest before the dawn."

- Response by apathyblaze, Female, Who Cares?

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Fada Dump, Fada Dump.

Nanana Nahhhh, Nanana Nahhhh.

You've got to be a Bill Cosby fan to appreciate this answer!!!

- Response by rafiki910, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, Who Cares?, Boston, Body Work

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After you wake up in the morning - EVERYTHING ELSE IS GRAVY !!!

- Response by rafiki910, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, Who Cares?, Boston, Body Work

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"Whatever happens, always keep your dignity...always."
My mom, I was about 13 when she told me this and I've used it so many times I've lost count.

- Response by chchia, Female, 46-55, Medical / Dental

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When one door closes, look for the open window

- Response by sweetiebug01, Female, 36-45, Who Cares?

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...Keep yourselves free of the love of money and be content with what you have because God said: "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you." Hebrews 13:5

- Response by mermaid0202, Female, 36-45, San Diego, Science / Engineering

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I may have lost the battle but not the war.

- Response by marka, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 36-45

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KISS MY A_____ !!!!

- Response by nuttyprofessor, A Guy Critical, Male, 66 or older, Transportation

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"This to shall pass"

- Response by js0629, Female, 46-55

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"While I breathe, I hope."

"Everything will be okay." = that's why I'm not afraid to make mistakes.

- Response by greenexorcist13, Female, 22-25

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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

- Response by jamiesangel777, Female, 46-55, Miami

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I honestly don't use quotes to get me through a difficult time. I keep myself busy with things that will help me recover and heal from those difficult times. Reading a quote really wouldn't do it for me at this point and time in my life. I simply have to have faith and strength to believe the difficult time will not always be.

- Response by thelovedovefor1, Female, 46-55, Atlanta, Who Cares?

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"Your goals, minus your doubts, are your reality."
Ralph Marston
and
"There is only one journey, going inside yourself."
Rainer Maria Rilke

Good Luck.

- Response by mirage338, A Rebel, Male, 36-45, Other Profession

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When I go through really difficult times... it seems its about something that someone wants from me... or soemthing that was taken from me..

This is what I say to myself

"They can take from the well but they cannot HAVE the well."

You are the well...

- Response by skycop, A Father Figure, Male, 46-55, Consulting

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us against the world

- Response by hizprincess09, Female, 22-25, Student

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get busy living or get busy dying its a quote from one of my fav movies..

- Response by brown5, Female, 29-35, Financial / Banking

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It's not actually a quote but something I've learned along the journey I call 'life'..."When you love yourself, respect yourself and honor yourself; it doesn't matter who loves, respects or honors you because the only person that matters is YOU"...:D

- Response by fastball, Female, 36-45, Edmonton, Self-Employed

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oh I forgot a couple others...
tomorrow will be a new day
things can only get better from here
one day at a time


- Response by brown5, Female, 29-35, Financial / Banking

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My Aunt...You can't fight all of the battles, pick which ones you want to fight and leave the rest alone.

- Response by Female, 29-35, Other Profession

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If is meant to be ... It will happen ..

- Response by berri, Female, 46-55, New South Wales, Who Cares?

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Keep moving forward... Walt Disney

- Response by Female, 29-35, Who Cares?

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and this too shall pass.

- Response by lk2mvit, Female, 36-45, Other Profession

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