A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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“Hard times create strong men. Strong men create goo times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times”

“Hard times create strong men. Strong men create goo times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times” is a saying that has been printed on many images.
 
 
G. Michael Hopf
HARD TIMES CREATE
STRONG MEN.
STRONG MEN CREATE
GOOD TIMES.
GOOD TIMES CREATE
WEAK MEN.
AND, WEAK MEN CREATE
HARD TIMES.
In 2015, as I was writing the novel, Those Who Remain, Book 7 in The New World series, I was also reading a lot about generational theory. It is from my research, specifically, The Strauss-Howe Generational Theory, advanced in their books, Generations and The 4th Turning, that I was inspired to write the quote, ‘Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times.’  The quote is an oversimplification of generational theory, and simply surmises that as a nation state goes from a difficult existence to prosperity, the generation that has been coddled, ‘the weak men’, lose their way, causing hard times for society. The weak men become complacent, forgetting how their forefathers gave birth to the good times and even become antagonistic to the norms of which the nation became successful. The sentiment behind the quote is not new, in fact it is old if not ancient. There has never been a generation which doesn’t look at the younger generations and believe they were weaker. I should also note, because this sentiment isn’t new there are variations which have been expressed by different individuals throughout history. The overall concept and sentiment expressed is timeless, and can be traced back to the 14th century philosopher, Ibn Khaldun and even further back to Plato himself.
       
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Powering-Through Performance
May 14, 2013 at 2:45 AM ·
Good times breed weak people. Weak people create tough times. Tough times breed strong people. Strong people create good times.
 
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Mike S
@Shlombro
Bad times create strong people. Strong people create good times. Good times create weak people. Weak people create bad times.
6:43 AM · Jun 1, 2013
 
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Richard Dennis
July 2, 2013 at 8:06 PM ·
Good times create weak men.
Weak men create hard times.
Hard times create strong men.
Strong men create good times.
 
Good times about to come & I’ll create them!
Happy Easter everyone, may god bless you! 🧡
     
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Chris Lorenzo
July 30, 2013 at 12:12 AM · Florida ·
Bad times creates strong people
Strong people create good times
good times create weak people
weak people create bad times
 
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@Bird_ManJr
Hard times create strong men
1:28 AM · Dec 10, 2013
 
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Sebastian Perez
January 8, 2014 at 5:37 PM ·
HARD TIMES
create STRONG MEN.
#makeithappen🤝
 
Facebook
Judy Harris is feeling blessed.
March 28, 2014 at 7:22 AM ·
“Hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times.”
What this says to me is this, where you start in life isn’t the end destination unless you allow it to be.
If you are a victim in your circumstance, you will forever remain trapped in it. Ie: the hard times will never end….
If you change your view point and welcome the challenge, your mind starts to find solutions, ways to move forward, ways to do it differently,

The quote went relatively unnoticed for years until around 2020 during the height of the contentious presidential election when it began to appear…EVERYWHERE! I was shocked, but also not, as it is a powerful statement which was made between my main character, Gordon Van Zandt and his grandson, Sebastian Rutledge.
 
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Tamp Tanja
November 8, 2015 at 1:00 PM ·
Hard times create strong men.
Strong men create good times.
Good times create weak men.
Weak men create hard times.”
     
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DEAR CUSTOMER
@DearCustomer25
Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. Weak men create hard times.
10:08 AM · Apr 18, 2016
     
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Slight Edge
@slightedge79
Soft times make soft men, soft men make hard times. Hard times make hard men. Hard men make soft times!
10:58 AM · May 12, 2016
 
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Derek Rein
@cptnd_
Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. Weak men create hard times.
(The saying is also shown on an image.—ed.)
8:13 PM · Jul 15, 2016
 
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Mr Crowson
@_Stormwell
Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good time creates weak men. Weak men create hard times. The pendulum swings.
2:49 PM · Jul 16, 2016
     
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robzombie
@landfilth
Bad times make hard men, hard men make good times, good times make soft men, soft men make bad times #BasicHistory
8:25 AM · Aug 24, 2016
 
OCLC WorldCat record
Google Books 
Those who remain : a postapocalyptic novel
Author: G. Michael Hopf (Author)
Summary: The war between the Republic of Cascadia and the rogue nation Western Canada is raging. When it all ends, some who’ve stood with Gordon will be lost and those who remain pray that their sacrifices will usher in the new world they’ve been fighting so hard for
Print Book, English, 2016
Publisher: [CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform], [North Charleston, South Carolina], 2016
Series: The New World Series, book 7
Pg. ?:
Gordon looked at Hunter and smiled before he said, “I’ve lived a long time and seen a lot of shit. In my latter years, I’ve become somewhat of a philosopher and this is one truth that is indisputable. Hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak mean create hard times.”
 
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Dying Days
@DyingDaysZombie
Those Who Remain: A Postapocalyptic Novel (... by G. Michael Hopf for $5.99 http://amzn.to/2cFngm8 via
@amazon
12:23 AM · Sep 30, 2016
   
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Gamma Del Ray
@banruh
the engine of cyclical history
(The “Hard Times create Strong Men” saying is shown on an image.—ed.)
11:11 PM · Oct 16, 2016
   
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Joel Lambert
@Joel5326
Strong men create good times, good times create weak men, weak men create bad times…bad times create strong men.
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Matthew McNelly
@nellfire
Oct 20, 2016
Replying to @Joel5326
True unity always involves sacrifice. Country will likely not be unified until an external threat so large forces our hand
1:05 PM · Oct 20, 2016
 
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BetterWisdomThanGold
@w4ytruthlife31_
Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times
Good times create weak men. Weak men create hard times
(This is also shown on an image titled “The Engine of Cyclical History.”—ed.)
1:46 PM · Oct 22, 2016
   
iFunny
KamenOverHeaven
5 feb 2020
the Engine of Cyclical History
       
Reddit—Quotes
Hurasaur—July 7, 2020
“Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times.” - G. Michael Hopf
And I think our modern society is creating more and more weak men.
 
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Some_Chow—January 22, 2021
“Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times.” ― G. Michael Hopf, Those Who Remain
 
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GamingCentraI
19 nov 2022
Hard Times Create Strong Men DARK SOULS ah Weak Strong Men NG Men Create Create H
   
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WohnJick
14 apr 2023
Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. Weak men create hard times. G. MICHAEL HOPF
 
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LukesMemes
16 aug 2023
And you are right here
HARD TIMES CREATE STRONG STRONG MEN CREATE GOOD TI GOOD TIMES CREATE WEAK M WEAK MEN CREATE HARD TIM MEN MES EN ES
 
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DrMexicutioner
12 jan 2024
HARD TIMES CREATE STRONG MEN I STRONG MEN CREATE GOOO TIMES TIMES CREATE WEAK MEN WEAK MEN CREATE HARD TIMES
 
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Weston Ulbrich
@ctrewes
Quote is apparently credited to G. Michael Hopf
@GMichaelHopf1
“Those Who Remain” & is based on the Strauss-Howe Generational Theory in which generations are influenced by unique cultural events & personas leading to recurring conflicts & reconstructions.
https://gmichaelhopf.com/hard-times
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Gabriel Dombek
@DombekGabriel
Apr 12
Replying to @dhurley15
Don’t let the music drowned out the lyrics
3:39 PM · Apr 13, 2024 from Milford, CT

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