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AnonymousTemper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.

—  Anonymous

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David Lloyd GeorgeWith me, a change of trouble is as good as a vacation.

—  David Lloyd George, 1863-1945, British Prime Minister [1916-1922]

William ShakespeareNow is the winter of our discontent.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ King Richard III

Benjamin FranklinTrouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

H.L. MenckenThe trouble with Communism is the Communists, just as the trouble with Christianity is the Christians.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

Lao-TzuStop thinking, and end your problems.

—  Lao-Tzu, 6th cent. BC, Chinese philosopher

William ShakespeareTrue is it that we have seen better days.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ As You Like It

Frank TygerOpportunity's favorite disguise is trouble.

—  Frank Tyger, 1929-2011, American cartoonist

Samuel BeckettWhen you're in the shit up to your neck, there's nothing left to do but sing.

—  Samuel Beckett, 1906-1989, Irish writer, Nobel 1969

Elbert HubbardGod will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer

Calvin CoolidgeIf you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you and you have to battle with only one of them.

—  Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, American President [1923-1929]

Marcel ProustNine tenths of the ills from which intelligent people suffer spring from their intellect.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer


Ancient Greek

HomerSing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy.

Άνδρα μοι έννεπε, Μούσα, πολύτροπον, ός μάλα πολλά
πλάγχθη, επεὶ Τροίης ιερόν πτολίεθρον έπερσε·

—  Homer, c. 800-750 BC, II ‐ Odyssey I


Proverbs

Yiddish proverbThe troubles of a stranger aren’t worth an onion.

—  Yiddish proverb

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English proverbDon't meet troubles half-way.

—  English proverb


Movie Quotes

She Done Him Wrong (1933)You know, it takes two to get one in trouble.

—  from the film She Done Him Wrong (1933)

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Groundhog Day (1993)I have been stabbed, shot, poisoned, frozen, hung, electrocuted, and burned.

—  from the film Groundhog Day (1993)










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