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I love those who can smile in trouble,
who can gather strength from distress,
and grow brave by reflection.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The rich, by unfair combinations, contribute frequently
to prolong a season of distress among the poor.
- Thomas Malthus

The next summer, 1794, corn grew dear,
and distress began in our land.
- Joanna Southcott

Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor.
And perhaps they should understand the role of a community
organizer is to help people in distress.
- Donna Brazile

 

You pray in your distress and in your need;
would that you might also pray in the fullness of your
joy and in your days of abundance.
- Khalil Gibran

By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration,
and all the fair examples of renown,
out of distress and misery are grown.
- Samuel Daniel

I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
- Charles de Montesquieu

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Economic distress, political pressure,
and social obloquy already drive us from our homes and from our graves.
The Jews are already constantly shifting from place to place.
- Theodor Herzl

Today continuing poverty and distress are a deeper
and more important cause of international tensions,
of the conditions that can produce war,
than previously.
- Lester B. Pearson

Affliction's sons are brothers in distress;
A brother to relieve,
how exquisite the bliss!
- Robert Burns

Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree,
while the other is in distress, try whether one side;
of the face can smile while the other is pinched.
- Thomas Fuller

In my early days in Hollywood I tried to be economical.
I designed my own clothes, much to my mother's distress.
- Gene Tierney

There is an element of autobiography in all fiction
in that pain or distress,
or pleasure, is based on the author's own.
But in my case that is as far as it goes.
- William Trevor

Commercial distress in any great business center will
the more surely create widespread disaster.
- Josiah Strong

Without realizing it, the individual composes his life
according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress.
- Milan Kundera

To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.
- Horace Mann

I want my boys to have an understanding of people's emotions,
their insecurities, people's distress,
and their hopes and dreams.
- Princess Diana

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress,
and grows brave by reflection.
- Thomas Paine

Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone,
and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
- George Washington

The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune,
and willing avoids the sight of distress.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Forget the times of your distress, but never forget what they taught you.
- Robert C. Gallagher

Born in iniquity and conceived in sin,
the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend
human institutions to the service of dissension and distress.
- Thorstein Veblen

Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
- Edmund Burke

Let's cause some senators distress.
- Peggy Noonan

Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK.
The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of
social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue.
- Diane Abbott

I just don't want to be the damsel in distress.
I'll scream on the balcony, but you've got to let me do a little action here.
- Kirsten Dunst

I love the man that can smile in trouble,
that can gather strength from distress,
and grow brave by reflection.
'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct,
will pursue his principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise,
not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation,
not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the
downright ignorance of the nature of coin,
credit and circulation.
- John Adams

If we want to make a statement about a man's nature
on the basis of his physiognomy,
we must take everything into account;
it is in his distress that a man is tested,
for then his nature is revealed.
- Paracelsus

They have stolen the public lands.
They have grasped all to themselves,
and by their unprincipled greed brought a crisis of
unparalleled distress on forty millions of people,
who have natural resources to feed, clothe and shelter the whole human race.
- Denis Kearney

I love those who can smile in trouble,
who can gather strength from distress,
and grow brave by reflection.
'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Important as economic unification is for the recovery
of Germany and of Europe,
the German people must recognize that the basic cause
of their suffering and distress is the war which the
Nazi dictatorship brought upon the world.
- James F. Byrnes

The Lord had been very gracious, and spoke peace to
me in the time of my distress,
and I now most ungratefully turned again to folly;
at times I felt sharp reproof,
but I did not get low enough to cry for help.
- John Woolman

I am no party man in this matter in any degree;
and if I have any objection to the motion it is this,
that whereas it is a motion to inquire into the manufacturing distress of the country,
it should have been a motion to inquire into manufacturing
and agricultural distress.
- Richard Cobden

All great movements are popular movements.
They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions,
stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress
or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people.
- Adolf Hitler

Spanish alone was understood or spoken here;
our friend,
the countryman, stuck to us most nobly,
he understood us not a bit better than the rest but
saw that we were in distress and would not desert us.
- George Grey

I have noticed, with much distress, the excessive wartime
activity of the investigating bureaus of Congress and the administration,
with their impertinent and indecent searching out of
the private lives and the past political beliefs of individuals.
- Wendell Willkie

With an open trade in corn and a fixed duty we should
have every man in the country fully fed and happy,
instead of our present situation in which so much distress exists -
distress of our own producing.
- Joseph Hume

The vast concourse of people who had assembled to witness
the triumphant arrival of the successful travellers
was of the lowest orders of mechanics and artisans,
among whom great distress and a dangerous spirit of
discontent with the government at that time prevailed.
- Fanny Kemble

Want of money and the distress of a thief can never
be alleged as the cause of his thieving,
for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude.
We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money,
for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s. - William Blake

Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help
the most vulnerable people in society.
It is a goal and an essential part of my life -
a kind of destiny.
Whoever is in distress can call on me.
I will come running wherever they are.
- Princess Diana

A trifle consoles us, for a trifle distresses us.
- Blaise Pascal

When may a revival be expected? When the wickedness
of the wicked grieves and distresses the Christian.
- Billy Sunday

In all my perplexities and distresses,
the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.
- Robert E. Lee

It distresses me that parents insist that their children read or make them read.
The best way for children to treasure reading is to
see the adults in their lives reading for their own pleasure.
- Kate DiCamillo

You know, sometimes I feel well and vital in the world,
and sometimes I just feel so distressed I want to pull
my hair out by the roots.
- Sharon Stone

Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
- William Cowper

A 'For Sale' sign in your yard during the holidays
is like a 'kick me' sign.
You are telling buyers you are a distressed seller.
- Ray Brown

Pain and sorrow and misery have a right to our assistance:
compassion puts us in mind of the debt,
and that we owe it to ourselves as well as to the distressed.
- Joseph Butler

We are distressed by the unilateral actions of those
provinces that are clearly determined to redefine what
our common faith was once.
- Peter Akinola

I was much distressed by next door people who had twin
babies and played the violin;
but one of the twins died,
and the other has eaten the fiddle, so all is peace.
- Edward Lear

The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability;
he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.
- Confucius

Nobody can deny but religion is a comfort to the distressed,
a cordial to the sick, and sometimes a restraint on the wicked;
therefore whoever would argue or laugh it out of the
world without giving some equivalent for it ought to
be treated as a common enemy.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant
intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
- Sigmund Freud

The long and distressing controversy over capital punishment
is very unfair to anyone meditating murder.
- Geoffrey Fisher

In spite of certain distressing but isolated occurrences in the last battle,
I certainly hoped that the Army would be in a position to continue to hold out.
- Paul von Hindenburg

I think the smartest thing for people to do to manage
very distressing emotions is to take a medication if it helps,
but don't do only that.
You also need to train your mind.
- Daniel Goleman

Literature and philosophy both allow past idols to
be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly
distressing to a sober scientist.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

The writer's shortness of breath became more and more distressing as he rose.
- Hudson Stuck

The day on which I received confirmation was a distressing one to me.
- Maria Monk

For there is a price ticket on everything that puts a whizz into life,
and adventure follows the rule.
It's distressing, but there you are.
- Leslie Charteris

No more distressing moment can ever face a British
government than that which requires it to come to a hard,
fast and specific decision.
- Barbara Tuchman

When I say manage emotions, I only mean the really distressing,
incapacitating emotions.
Feeling emotions is what makes life rich.
You need your passions.
- Daniel Goleman

Lastly, literature and philosophy both allow past idols
to be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly
distressing to a sober scientist.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

The most distressing thing that can happen to a prophet is to be proved wrong.
The next most distressing thing is to be proved right.
- Aldous Huxley

There is nothing more distressing or tiresome than
a writer standing in front of an audience and reading his work.
- William Gaddis

It is distressing to me that we live in an age in which
we still must fight to protect our civil rights as Americans,
in which a hate crime perpetrated against someone based
their sexual orientation can go unpunished,
and in which discrimination is being written into our laws.
- John Conyers

I think experience has shown that privateers have done
more toward distressing the trade of our enemies,
and furnishing these States with necessaries,
than Continental Ships of the same force.
- William Whipple

It is very distressing that anyone would look at these
matters from a political viewpoint.
Core beliefs about when life begins and ends are far
too important for any such calculations.
- Mac Thornberry

That was one of the big problems when I was at Harvard studying music.
We had to write choral pieces in the style of Brahms or Mendelssohn,
which was distressing because in the end you realized how good Brahms is,
and how bad you are.
- Elliott Carter

If your emotional abilities aren't in hand,
if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able
to manage your distressing emotions,
if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships,
then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.
- Daniel Goleman


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