Nothing arouses ambition so much in the heart as the trumpet-clang of another's fame.

- Baltasar Gracian

Accurst ambition, how dearly I have bought you.

- John Dryden

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.

- Thomas English

Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.

- Robert Burton

Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.

- Denham

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

- Anonymous

Humanity either makes, or breeds, or tolerates all its afflictions.

- Herbert George Wells

Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid.

- Publilius Syrus

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

- Harry Truman

It is a painful thing to look at your own trouble and know that you yourself and no one else has made

- Sophocles

To be unable to bear an ill is itself a great ill.

- Bion

One's own escape from troubles makes one glad; but bringing friends to trouble is hard grief.

- Sophocles

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

- Bible

Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy.

- William Shakespeare

Sweet are the uses of adversity, which, like a toad, though ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in its head.

- William Shakespeare

We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.

- Seneca

The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.

- Seneca

Light troubles speak, The weighty are struck dumb.

- Seneca

The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.

- Sir Walter Scott

Do you think that you shall enter the Garden of Bliss without such trials as came to those who passed before you?

- Quran

To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to kn

- Jean J. Roussea

Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortun

- Aesop