Motivational Distress Quotes On Emotional, Tolerance

These distress quotes will inspire you. Distress is something similar to a person suffering in some way. We sometimes feel too stressed out or anxious by being here with such people and try our hardest not to react negatively while discussing what we need to do (even if only for fun) because of that stress.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging distress quotes, distress sayings, and distress proverbs.

Best Distress quotes

  1. “The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” ~ Thomas Paine
  2. “In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.” ~ Robert E. Lee
  3. “To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.” ~ Horace Mann
  4. “In times of distress strengthen your heart.” ~ Samuel ibn Naghrillah
  5. “You’ll never get to a person’s soul until you understand their hurts.” ~ Ravi Zacharias

  6. “Help someone in distress and you lighten your own burden; the very joy of alleviating the sorrow of another is the lessening of one’s own.” ~ Fulton J. Sheen
  7. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” ~ Thomas Paine
  8. “I love those who can smile in trouble.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
  9. “There is no distress so complete but that even in the most critical moments the inexplicable sunrise of hope is seen in its depths.” ~ Victor Hugo
  10. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” ~ Thomas Paine

  11. “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  12. “When someone we love is having difficulty and is giving us a bad time, it’s better to explore the cause than to criticize the action.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  13. “Your emotions are your inner guidance system. They alone will let you know whether you are living in an environment of biochemical health or in an environment of biochemical distress. Understanding how your thoughts and your emotions affect every single hormone and cell in your body and knowing how to change them in a way that is health-enhancing gives you access to the most powerful and empowering health-creating secret on earth.” ~ Christiane Northrup , Emotional distress quotes
  14. “I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
  15. “My parents gave me a strict upbringing, which at times has caused me to suffer distress but today I am grateful to them for it.” ~ Brigitte Bardot

  16. “Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.” ~ Edmund Burke
  17. “A mere trifle consoles us, for a mere trifle distresses us.” ~ Blaise Pascal
  18. “It seems to me more important actually to share someones distress than to use smooth words about it.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  19. “You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  20. “Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.” ~ George Washington

  21. “Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side; of the face can smile while the other is pinched.” ~ Thomas Fuller
  22. “Affliction’s sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!” ~ Robert Burns
  23. “I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.” ~ Baron de Montesquieu
  24. “The greatest works of admiration,
    And all the fair examples of renown.
    Out of distress and misery are grown.” ~ Samuel Daniel
  25. “When may a revival be expected? When the wickedness of the wicked grieves and distresses the Christian.” ~ Billy Sunday

  26. “I don’t do damsel in distress very well. It’s hard for me to play a victim.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  27. “They have stolen the public lands. They have grasped all to themselves, and by their unprincipled greed brought a crisis of unparalleled distress on forty millions of people, who have natural resources to feed, clothe and shelter the whole human race.” ~ Denis Kearney
  28. “Economic distress, political pressure, and social obloquy already drive us from our homes and from our graves. The Jews are already constantly shifting from place to place.” ~ Theodor Herzl
  29. “Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser’s passion, not the thief s.” ~ William Blake
  30. “The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham

  31. “Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor. And perhaps they should understand the role of a community organizer is to help people in distress.” ~ Donna Brazile
  32. “I am no party man in this matter in any degree; and if I have any objection to the motion it is this, that whereas it is a motion to inquire into the manufacturing distress of the country, it should have been a motion to inquire into manufacturing and agricultural distress.” ~ Richard Cobden
  33. “It’s not the world that distresses you but how you relate to it.” ~ Swami Parthasarathy
  34. “Your distress about life might mean you have been living for the wrong reason, not that you have no reason for living.” ~ Tom O’Connor

  35. “The reason for great distress is the body. Without it, what distress could there be?” ~ Laozi

  36. “The Lord had been very gracious, and spoke peace to me in the time of my distress, and I now most ungratefully turned again to folly; at times I felt sharp reproof, but I did not get low enough to cry for help.” ~ John Woolman
  37. “If we want to make a statement about a man’s nature on the basis of his physiognomy, we must take everything into account; it is in his distress that a man is tested, for then his nature is revealed.” ~ Paracelsus
  38. “It distresses me that parents insist that their children read or make them read. I think the best way for children to treasure reading is for them to see the adults in their lives reading for their own pleasure.” ~ Kate DiCamillo
  39. “If only 7 percent of the 2 billion Christians in the world would care for a single orphan in distress, there would effectively be no more orphans. If everybody would be willing to simply do something to care for one of these precious treasures, I think we would be amazed by just how much we could change the world.” ~ Steven Curtis Chapman
  40. “There is an element of autobiography in all fiction in that pain or distress, or pleasure, is based on the author’s own. But in my case that is as far as it goes.” ~ William Trevor

  41. “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” ~ Thomas Paine
  42. “I do not stare at a gentleman in distress.” ~ Arthur Balfour
  43. “Even convicts, with whom I have spent some time, are not won over in any other way. Whenever I happened to speak sharply to them, I spoiled everything; on the contrary, when I praised them for their resignation and sympathized with them in their sufferings; when I told them they were fortunate to have their purgatory in this world, when I kissed their chains, showed compassion for their distress, and expressed sorrow for their misfortune, it was then that they listened to me, gave glory to God, and opened themselves to salvation.” ~ Vincent de Paul
  44. “In a culture in which interpersonal relationships are generally considered to provide the answer to every form of distress, it is sometimes difficult to persuade well-meaning helpers that solitude can be as therapeutic as emotional support.” ~ Anthony Storr
  45. “The Poet, gentle creature as he is, Hath, like the Lover, his unruly times; His fits when he is neither sick nor well, Though no distress be near him but his own Unmanageable thoughts.” ~ William Wordsworth

  46. “Fortitude is a great help in distress.” ~ Plautus
  47. “The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress.” ~ Confucius
  48. “Wonder is a bulky emotion. When you let it fill your heart and mind, there isn’t room for anxiety, distress or anything else.” ~ Diane Ackerman
  49. “Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress.” ~ Milan Kundera
  50. “Born in iniquity and conceived in sin, the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend human institutions to the service of dissension and distress.” ~ Thorstein Veblen

  51. “All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people.” ~ Adolf Hitler
  52. “Whoever is in the distress can call me. I will come running wherever they are.” ~ Princess Diana
  53. “Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life – a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.” ~ Princess Diana
  54. “The next summer, 1794, corn grew dear, and distress began in our land.” ~ Joanna Southcott
  55. “I just don’t want to be the damsel in distress. I’ll scream on the balcony, but you’ve got to let me do a little action here.” ~ Kirsten Dunst

  56. “Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue.” ~ Diane Abbott
  57. “Commercial distress in any great business center will the more surely create widespread disaster.” ~ Josiah Strong
  58. “All the perplexities, confusion, and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.” ~ John Adams
  59. “In my early days in Hollywood, I tried to be economical. I designed my own clothes, much to my mother’s distress.” ~ Gene Tierney
  60. “I want my boys to have an understanding of people’s emotions, their insecurities, people’s distress, and their hopes and dreams.” ~ Princess Diana

  61. “Important as economic unification is for the recovery of Germany and of Europe, the German people must recognize that the basic cause of their suffering and distress is the war which the Nazi dictatorship brought upon the world.” ~ James F. Byrnes
  62. “The vast concourse of people who had assembled to witness the triumphant arrival of the successful travellers was of the lowest orders of mechanics and artisans, among whom great distress and a dangerous spirit of discontent with the government at that time prevailed.” ~ Fanny Kemble
  63. “The rich, by unfair combinations, contribute frequently to prolong a season of distress among the poor.” ~ Thomas Malthus

  64. “The stirrings of morality emerge early in childhood. Toddlers spontaneously offer toys and help to others and try to comfort people they see in distress.” ~ Steven Pinker
  65. “Distress not yourself if you cannot at first understand the deeper mysteries of Spaceland. By degrees, they will dawn upon you.” ~ Edwin A. Abbott

Distress is a feeling of extreme worry, sadness, or pain.

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