Count Blessings Not Troubles – Powerful Quotes

As hard as life can be, we can always turn our circumstances around if we put our troubles into perspective. 

Here are some pearls of wisdom that can help get you beyond your troubles, recognize your blessings and return to a state of peace:


“There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.”   Anthony de Mello


 “Sometimes life knocks you on your ass… get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of troubles, it’s the ability to deal with them.”  Steve Maraboli


“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” Epicurus


“Nothing lasts forever – not even your troubles.” Arnold H Glasgow


“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 eye and say, “I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.” Ann Landers


“If you’re going through hell, keep going”  Winston Churchill


“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” Hellen Keller


“Pain is inevitable.  Suffering is optional.”   M. Kathleen Casey


“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle.  I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.”  -Mother Teresa


“If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it round.  Trouble creates a capacity to handle it.  I don’t embrace trouble; that’s as bad as treating it as an enemy.  But I do say meet it as a friend, for you’ll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it”.  -Oliver Wendell Holmes


“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”  Frank A. Clark


“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”  Kenji Miyazawa


“We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is shaking them.”  Charles C. West


“If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change.  If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change.”  John A. Simone, Sr.


“I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies.  The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.” André Gide


“Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them.  The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.”  Voltaire


“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”   Meister Eckhart


“It doesn’t matter what you did or where you were…it matters where you are and what you’re doing. Get out there! Sing the song in your heart and NEVER let anyone shut you up!!”   Steve Maraboli

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