God prepares great men for
great tasks by great trials.
?J. K. Gressett
A gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor a man perfected without trials.
Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the
soil, and let us see what we are made of.
?Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The longest absence is less perilous to love
than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.