Trouble Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old trouble quotes, trouble sayings, and trouble proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The greater difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.     


Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbors.     

Rudyard Kipling

Tough times never last, but tough people do.     

Robert Schuller

Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.     

T. S. Eliot

Difficulties are opportunities to better things, they are stepping stones to greater experience. Perhaps some day you will be thankful for some temporary failure in a particular direction. When one door closes, another always opens, as a natural law it has to be, to balance.     

Bryan Adams

Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty, God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil.     


Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.     

Richard Bach

Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer.     

Soren Kierkegaard

Eliminate today's troubles and problems by finding solutions, and then concentrate your energy on implementing those solutions.     

Catherine Pulsifer

Trouble shared is trouble halved.     

Dorothy L. Sayers

Don't trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.     


The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so much that ain't so.     

Josh Billings

The trouble is if you don't spend your life yourself, other people spend it for you.     

Peter Shaffer

The fundamental cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.     

Bertrand Russell

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.     

Albert Einstein

Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.     

Henry Ward Beecher

There is a tendency at every important but difficult crossroad to pretend that it's not really there.     

Bill McKibben

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.     

Ann Landers

The best way out of a difficulty is through it.     

Will Rogers

Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.     

Neils Bohr

The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.     

Will Durant

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.     


It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties.     

Abigail Adams

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.     

Robert F. Kennedy

The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.     

Mark Twain

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.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Difficulties give us the opportunity to prove our greatness by overcoming them.     

Meher Baba

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.     


The trouble with the future is that it usually arrives before we're ready for it.     

Arnold H. Glasow

If you cry at trouble, it grows double. But if you learn to laugh at trouble, trouble will disappear like a bubble.