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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Trials (36 Quotations)

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For thou, O God, hast proved us; thou has tried us, as silver is tried. [Psalms 66:10]
~ Bible

 

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Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer; preserve my life from fear of the enemy. [Psalms 64:1]
~ Bible

 

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Appeal. In law, to put the dice into the box for another throw.
~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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Trial. A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record the blameless characters of judges, advocates and jurors.
~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases.
~ Anne Bradstreet

 

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It always looks darkest just before it gets totally black.
~ Charlie Brown

 

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Nothing can render affliction so insupportable as the load of sin. Would you then be fitted for afflictions? Be sure to get the burden of your sins laid aside, and then what affliction soever you may meet with will be very easy to you.
~ John Bunyan

 

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There's nothing written in the Bible, Old or New testament, that says, ''If you believe in Me, you ain't going to have no troubles.
~ Ray Charles

 

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If you see 10 troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that 9 will run into the ditch before they reach you.
~ Calvin Coolidge

 

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The world is full of cactus, but we don't have to sit on it.
~ Will Foley

 

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When the judge calls the criminal's name out he stands up, and they are immediately linked by a strange biology that makes them both opposite and complementary. The one cannot exist without the other. Which is the sun and which is the shadow? It's well known some criminals have been great men.
~ Jean Genet

 

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If you have a lemon, make lemonade.
~ Howard Gossage

 

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God prepares great men for great tasks by great trials.
~ J. K. Gressett

 

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All of the troubles that some people have in life is that which they married into.
~ Edgar Watson Howe

 

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The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in.
~ Edgar Watson Howe

 

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Nobody ever grew despondent looking for trouble.
~ Kin Hubbard

 

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A criminal trial is like a Russian novel: it starts with exasperating slowness as the characters are introduced to a jury, then there are complications in the form of minor witnesses, the protagonist finally appears and contradictions arise to produce drama, and finally as both jury and spectators grow weary and confused the pace quickens, reaching its climax in passionate final argument.
~ Clifford Irving

 

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I gather from a lawyer that there was a rehearsal yesterday. We haven't a hope. I know the presiding judge too: I've had the misfortune to sleep with his wife. He was specially picked.
~ Alphonse Karr

 

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I have always believed that God never gives a cross to bear larger than we can carry. No matter what, he wants us to be happy, not sad. Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn't we?
~ Rose F. Kennedy

 

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Afflictions are but the shadows of God's wings.
~ George Macdonald

 

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