An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





When we borrow trouble, and look forward into the future and see what storms are coming, and distress ourselves before they come, as to how we shall avert them if they ever do come, we lose our proper trustfulness in God. When we torment ourselves with imaginary dangers, or trials, or reverses, we have already parted with that perfect love which casteth out fear.


Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887, American preacher, orator, writer)


If you want an open society, you have to put up with the chaos.


Bowyer Bell


Oh, trouble's a ton, or a trouble's an ounce, Or a trouble is what you make it. And it isn't the fact that you're hurt that counts, But only how did you take it.


E. V. Cooke


The trouble you can get into, just cause you want 5, 000 bucks.


Daffy Duck (American cartoon character)


I've been in a lot of trouble and come out of it. I think it shows a lot of good character.


Stefan Edberg (1966-, Swedish tennis player)


Trouble has no necessary connection with discouragement -- discouragement has a germ of its own, as different from trouble as arthritis is different from a stiff joint.


F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940, American writer)

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Some women like to sit down with trouble as if it were knitting.


Ellen Glasgow (1874-1945, American novelist)


If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around. 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 (1809-1894, American author, wit, poet)


Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due.


Dean William R. Inge (1860-1954, Dean of St. Paul's, London)


Lately... Americans have begun to understand that trouble does not start somewhere on the other side of town. It seems to originate inside the absolute middle of the homemade cherry pie. In our history, the state has failed to respond to the weak. You could be white, male, Presbyterian and heterosexual besides, but if you get fired or if you get sick tomorrow, you might as well be Black, for all the state will want to hear from you.


June Jordan (1939-, American poet, civil rights activist)


I can't concern myself with what's going on with the club or what the media is writing. If you pay attention to those things, that's when you get yourself in trouble.


Don Mattingly (1961-, American baseball player)


I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man.


Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899, American evangelist)


You can't run from trouble, there ain't no place that far.


Splash Mountain


All of man's troubles come from his inability to sit alone, quietly, in a room, for any length of time.


Blaise Pascal (1623-1662, French scientist, religious philosopher)


He that seeks trouble always finds it.


English Proverb (Sayings of British origin)


Keep away from trouble and sing to it.


Syrian Proverb


Never meet trouble half-way.


John Ray (1627-1705, British naturalist)


Trouble is a part of your life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you enough chance to love you.


Dinah Shore


Opportunity's favorite disguise is trouble.


Frank Tyger


Everybody shuns trouble unless it comes to him disguised as money.


Author Unknown


Some people develop eye strain looking for trouble


Author Unknown


When trouble comes, weak men take to the woods; wise men take to their work.


Author Unknown


It is wise for us to forget our troubles, there are always new ones to replace them.


Brigham Young (1801-1877, American Mormon leader)


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