Writers seldom choose as friends those self-contained characters who are never in trouble, never unhappy or ill, never make mistakes and always count their change when it is handed to them.
If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.
Vengeance is not the point; change is.
But the trouble is that in most [people's]
minds the thought of victory and the
thought of punishing the enemy coincide.
I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man I've met. .
Trouble is the next best thing to enjoyment. There is no fate in the world so horrible as to have no share in either its joys or sorrows.
Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.
I would define a book as a work of magic whence escape, all kinds of images to trouble the souls and change the hearts of men.
In everything the middle course is best: All things in excess bring trouble to men.
Lesbianism has always seemed to me an extremely inventive response to a shortage of men, but otherwise not worth the trouble.
The pleasures of the world are deceitful; they promise more than they give. They trouble us in seeking them, they do not satisfy us when possessing them and they make us despair in losing them.
We pray that the deceitful race - such hateful enemies and blasphemers of the name of Christ - be not allowed to further infect and trouble this new colony.
If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God. When he puts on all his auxiliary organs, he is truly magnificent; but those organs have not grown on him and they still give him much trouble at times.
Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything its cracked up to be. Thats why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you dont risk anything, you risk even more.
Let what is irksome become habitual, no more will it trouble you.
The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet.
The trouble with learning to parent on the job is that your child is the teacher.
Fulfillment is often more trouble than it is worth.
To be good is noble, but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.
It ain't so much trouble to get rich as it is to tell when we have got rich.
Every area of trouble gives out a ray of hope; and the one unchangeable certanity is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.
Do you have trouble making up your mind? Well, yes or no?
We are all manufacturers. Making good, making trouble, or making excuses.
The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.