Best Coping Quotes I Wish I Had Read

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Coping Quotes

Were it not for my little jokes, I could not bear the burdens of this office.’ 

Abraham Lincoln


‘Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.’

– Abraham Lincoln


‘Humor brings insight and tolerance.’ 

– Agnes Repplier


‘Humor is my sword and my shield. It protects me. You can open a door with humor and drive a truck right through.’

– Alan Simpson


‘Sometimes only a change of viewpoint is needed to convert a tiresome duty into an interesting opportunity.’

– Alberta Flanders


‘Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.’

– Aldous Huxley


‘Keep your sense of humor. There’s enough stress in the rest of your life to let bad shots ruin a game you’re supposed to enjoy.’

– Amy Alcott


‘When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.’

– Anais Nin


‘A chuckle a day may not keep the doctor away, but it sure does make those times in life’s waiting room a little more bearable.’

– Anne Wilson Schaef


‘When things go wrong, don’t go with them.’ 

– Anonymous


‘Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.’ 

– Anonymous


‘The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.’ 

– Anonymous


‘Happiness is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.’ 

– Anonymous


‘The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that they are not mended again.’

– Anonymous


‘Turn your stumbling blocks into stepping stones.’ 

– Anonymous


‘The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.’

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery


‘No matter what has happened, always behave as if nothing had happened.’ – Arnold Bennett

‘Little things affect little minds.’ 

– Benjamin Disraeli


‘I’m not happy, I’m cheerful. There’s a difference. A happy woman has no cares at all. A cheerful woman has cares but has learned how to deal with them.’

– Beverly Sills


‘Losses are comparative, only imagination makes them of any moment.’ 

– Blaise Pascal


‘Losses are comparative, imagination only makes them of any moment.’ 

– Blaise Pascal


‘Nothing is miserable unless you think it so.’ 

– Boethius


‘If you have to be in a soap opera, try not to get the worst role.’ 

Boy George


‘Comedy is tragedy plus time.’ 

Carol Burnett


‘A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache.’ 

Catherine the Great


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‘It seems that we learn lessons when we least expect them but always when we need them the most, and, the true “gift” in these lessons always lies in the learning process itself.’

– Cathy Lee Crosby


‘Don’t curse the darkness – light a candle.’ 

– Chinese proverb


‘Always take an emergency leisurely.’ 

– Chinese proverb


‘When something bad happens to me, I think I’m able to deal with it in a pretty good way. That makes me lucky. Some people fall apart at the first little thing that happens.’

– Christie Brinkley


‘Total absence of humor renders life impossible.’ 

– Colette


‘He who, having lost one ideal, refuses to give his heart and soul to another and nobler, is like a man who declines to build a house on rock because the wind and rain ruined his house on the sand.’

– Constance Naden


‘When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade.’ 

Dale Carnegie


‘The most unhappy of all men is he who believes himself to be so.’ 

David Hume


‘Find the grain of truth in criticism – chew it and swallow it.’ 

– Don Sutton


‘Everyday … life confronts us with new problems to be solved which force us to adjust our old programs accordingly.’

– Dr. Ann Faraday


‘Courage, in the final analysis, is nothing but an affirmative answer to the shocks of existence.’

– Dr. Kurt Goldstein


‘Let us not be needlessly bitter: certain failures are sometimes fruitful.’ 

– E. M. Cioran


‘Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.’ 

– Edmund Burke


‘The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.’ 

– Edward Gibbon


‘Humor is an antidote to isolation.’ 

– Elizabeth Janeway


‘Warning: Humor may be hazardous to your illness.’ 

– Ellie Katz


‘We are not troubled by things, but by the opinion which we have of things.’ 



‘On the occasion of every accident that befalls you … inquire what power you have for turning it to use.’

– Epictetus


‘Men are not influenced by things, but by their thoughts about things.’ 

– Epictetus


‘Wrinkles should only indicate where smiles have been.’ 

– Ethel Barrymore


‘This is courage … to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.’ 

– Euripides


‘Delicate humor is the crowning virtue of the saints.’ 

– Evelyn Underhill


‘I think we should look forward to death more than we do. Of course everybody hates to go to bed or miss anything but dying is really the only chance we’ll get to rest.’

– Florynce Kennedy


‘We are never so happy or so unhappy as we think.’

– Francois de La Rochefoucauld


‘There are no accidents so unlucky from which clever people are not able to reap some advantage, and none so lucky that the foolish are not able to turn them to their own disadvantage.’

– Francois de La Rochefoucauld


‘To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.’

– Francoise Sagan


‘True contentment is the power of getting of any situation all that there is in it.’

– G. K. Chesterton


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‘Humor is an attitude. It’s a way of looking at life and of telling others how you feel about what’s happening around you.’

– Gene Perret


‘Courage is a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.’

– General William T. Sherman


‘When the rock is hard, we get harder than the rock. When the job is tough, we get tougher than the job.’

– George Cullum


‘What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.’

– George Levinger


‘So long as one does not despair, so long as one doesn’t look upon life bitterly, things work out fairly well in the end.’

– George Moore


‘We must never despair; our situation has been compromising before, and it has changed for the better; so I trust it will again. If difficulties arise, we must put forth new exertion and proportion our efforts to the exigencies of the times.’

– George Washington


‘All that is really necessary for survival of the fittest, it seems, is an interest in life, good, bad, or peculiar.’

– Grace Paley


‘The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well.’

– H. T. Leslie


‘Laughter can be more satisfying than honor; more precious than money; more heart-cleansing than prayer.’

– Harriet Rochlin


‘Any man who has had the job I’ve had and didn’t have a sense of humor wouldn’t still be here.’

– Harry S. Truman


‘Noble souls, through dust and heat, rise from disaster and defeat the stronger.’ 

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


‘A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road.’

– Henry Ward Beecher


‘We can either change the complexities of life … or develop ways that enable us to cope more effectively.’

– Herbert Benson


‘We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never either so wretched or so happy as we say we are.’

– Honore de Balzac


‘In adversity, remember to keep an even mind.’ 

– Horace


‘I can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. It’s all how you look at it.’

– J. Kenfield Morley


‘Man is only miserable so far as he thinks himself so.’ 

– Jacopo Sannazaro


‘You gotta play the hand that’s dealt you. There may be pain in that hand, but you play it.’

– James Brady


‘Our mistakes won’t irreparably damage our lives unless we let them.’ 

– James E. Sweeney


‘The art of life consists in taking each event which befalls us with a contented mind, confident of good. … With this method … rejoice always, though in the midst of sorrows, and possess all things, though destitute of everything.’

– James Freeman Clarke


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‘Groan and forget it.’

– Jessamyn West


‘To accept whatever comes, regardless of the consequences, is to be unafraid.’ 

– John Cage


‘An error is simply a failure to adjust immediately from a preconception to an actuality.’

– John Cage


‘True luck consists not in holding the best cards at the table; luckiest he who knows just when to rise and go home.’

– John Hay


‘Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.’

– John Homer Miller


‘The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.’

John Milton


‘Nothing is so bad that you have to sit down and go crazy.’ 

– John Telgen


‘Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you do hold well.’ 

– Josh Billings


‘Tears mess up your makeup.’ 

Julia Child


‘Concern should drive us into Taking Action, not into a depression.’ 

– Karen Horney


‘When we begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.’

Katherine Mansfield


‘Whatever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves … how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers.’

– Leigh Hunt


‘Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.’ 

– Leo Tolstoy


‘I think laughter may be a form of courage…. As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh, and I think we are never more brave than when we do that.’

– Linda Ellerbee


‘Any man can shoot a gun, and with practice he can draw fast and shoot accurately, but that makes no difference. What counts is how you stand up when somebody is shooting back at you.’

– Louis L’Amour


‘Learn to laugh at your troubles and you’ll never run out of things to laugh at.’ 

– Lyn Karol


‘If I had no sense of humor, I should long ago have committed suicide.’ 

Mahatma Gandhi


‘Let us be brave in the face of adversity.’ 

– Marcus Annaeus Seneca


‘Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.’

Marcus Aurelius


‘If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.’

– Marcus Aurelius


‘Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy, except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard.’

– Margaret Sackville


‘If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.’

Marie Osmond


‘Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.’ 

– Max Eastman


‘Humor is just another defense against the universe.’ 

Mel Brooks


‘Riches, like glory or health, have no more beauty or pleasure than their possessor is pleased to lend them.’

– Michel de Montaigne


‘A sense of humor can help you overlook the unattractive, tolerate the unpleasant, cope with the unexpected, and smile through the unbearable.’ 

– Moshe Waldoks


‘Things are in their essence what we choose to make them. A thing is, according to the mode in which one looks at it.’

– Oscar Wilde


‘Whenever you fall, pick something up.’ 

– Oswald Avery


‘Optimism and humor are the grease and glue of life. Without both of them we would never have survived our captivity.’

– Philip Butler


‘Courage is to take hard knocks like a man when occasion calls.’ 

– Plautus


‘Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.’ 

– Publilius Syrus


‘A man has no more character than he can command in a time of crisis.’ 

– Ralph W. Sockman


‘What the caterpillar calls a tragedy, the Master calls a butterfly.’ 

– Richard Bach


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‘The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.’ 

– Robert G. Ingersoll


‘Humor is the healthy way of feeling “distance” between one’s self and the problem, a way of standing off and looking at one’s problems with perspective.’

– Rollo May


‘Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man’s superiority to all that befalls him.’

– Romain Gary


‘To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his right and left hand. He uses both.’

– Saint Catherine of Siena


‘Do not lose your inward peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.’

– Saint Francis de Sales


‘If you are being run out of town, get in front of the crowd and make it look like a parade.’

– Sally Stanford


‘One loses many laughs by not laughing at oneself.’ 

– Sara Jeannette Duncan


‘Humor is a means of obtaining pleasure in spite of the distressing effects that interface with it.’

Sigmund Freud


‘Keep strong if possible; in any case, keep cool.’ 

– Sir Basil Liddell Hart


‘To be happy, drop the words “if only” and substitute instead the words “next time.”‘

– Smiley Blanton


‘Almost all our misfortunes in life come from the wrong notions we have about the things that happen to us.’

– Stendhal


‘To have courage for whatever comes in life – everything lies in that.’ 

– Teresa of Avila


‘Results? Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won’t work.’

– Thomas A. Edison


‘A wise man turns chance into good fortune.’ 

– Thomas Fuller


‘There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.’

– Thomas W. Higginson


‘A sense of humor judges one’s Taking Actions and the Taking Actions of others from a wider reference … it pardons shortcomings; it consoles failure. It recommends moderation.’

– Thornton Wilder


‘Disease can be seen as a call for personal transformation through metamorphosis. It is a transition from the death of your old self into the birth of your new.’

– Tom O’Connor


‘Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.’

– Victoria Holt


‘The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.’



‘The most important thing in life is not to capitalize on your gains. Any fool can do that. The really important thing is to profit from your losses.’

– William Bolitho


‘What can any of us do with his talent but try to develop his vision, so that through frequent failures we may learn better what we have missed in the past.’

– William Carlos Williams


‘Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure.’ 

– William Saroyan


‘There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.’ 

William Shakespeare


‘There are more serious problems in life than financial ones, and I’ve had a lot of those. I’ve been broke before, and will be again. Heart broke? That’s serious. Lose a few bucks? That’s not.’

Willie Nelson


‘When all that hate energy was focused on me, it was transformed into a fantastic energy. It was supporting me. If you are centered and you can transform all this energy that comes in, it will help you. If you believe it is going to kill you, it will kill ‘

Yoko Ono

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