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If the bad times weren't so bad, the good times....
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My Favorite quote..Please help! Have a great day!

The quote is, "If the bad times weren't so bad,the good times wouldn't be so good". I have been saying this for years, and, of course, only to have someone ask me where I got it. I would LOVE to have an answer. The search engines have been tried to no avail. Many thanks!

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I'm pretty sure that I have come across this quotation. However, I found it hard to find it's origin since it's most probably worded differently. I found quite a few attributions, there are more out there, but I gave up searching.

"If everything came easy, you wouldn't appreciate the good times. Like success, the best way to handle it is with humility."

You've got to go through some rough times to appreciate the good times.
-Lee Kidd

"I get grumpy when I haven't eaten and when I haven't had enough sleep, not when I haven't won. I've been racing a long time and it really doesn't matter to me. I've been very successful. I realize that there's ups and downs and you appreciate the good times more when you have the bad times. When you've had the good times it makes you work harder through the bad times."

"We don't appreciate the good times as much as we complain about the bad times."

" Appreciate the good times, but don't take the worst for granted..because you only get so many second chances.."
- The Ataris

Sometimes we have love and sometimes we lose love. Sometimes love can hurt terribly like a deep wound. In our world we have lots of ups and downs, pleasures and pains. But that’s life and we learn to accept the bad with the good. Without the bad times we wouldn’t appreciate the good times. Life is precious and I cherish every single moment.
--Sailor Moon

The quotation may have originated from this Arabian proverb:

"All sun makes a desert."
-- Arabian Proverb

"Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
-The Bible - Matthew 26:39-41 :: King James Version (KJV)
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Here's a good one:

"Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
When the great oak is straining in the wind, the boughs drink in new beauty
And the trunk sends down deeper root on the windward side.
Only the soul who knows the mighty grief can know the mighty rapture.
Sorrows come to stretch out spaces in the heart for joy."
--- Edwin Markham

"A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune."
~ Horace

Everyone has bad times in life. No one is immune from adversity. For some people, the adversity may come late in life and these people are devastated. For other people, bad times surround them at birth and adversity follows them for life. It is critical we all understand bad times fall on a person's life regardless of their race, creed, economic status, age, or origins. We must never expect the good times to roll on forever. We must never expect good times to come to us and stay forever. For if we expect the good times to roll on forever, we will be in shock when disaster strikes or bad times fall upon us. Our willingness to admit bad times do happen enables us to prepare our heart, mind, and soul in advance for what may come. Indeed, the person who prepares in advance today for the bad times in the future has a decided advantage when bad times fall. In addition, the person who prepares in advance for bad times has a greater sense of well-being and security during the good times because necessary preparations have been made. We must not delude ourselves into thinking everything will be comfy and cosy in the future. A construction manager in parts of the world where bad weather strikes should prepare in advance for bad weather conditions. A person who needs to fight traffic jams every day should prepare for they adverse traffic by leaving at an appropriate time. Knowing bad times may fall does not need to make us unhappy. Knowing and preparing in advance for adversity can give us a peace, happiness, and security no matter what happens to us in the future.
~ These words were posted at one of Shepherd's Care Ministries Sites called Wisdom Moment

" Good times, become good memories
Bad times, become good lessons.
There's always something good that
Comes out of every life experience.
You can never lose, you can only gain from life."
--- Melanie, Age 18 --- Australia

...without trials, and hard times, we would never know the value of good times. Without adversity, we would never experience triumph. Without pain, we couldn't appreciate joy.

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