The darkest hour is just before dawn.
~ English Proverb, American [17496]

This proverb has inspired many popular titles including:

The Emmylou Harris song, ‘The Darkest Hour is Just Before Dawn”

"Darkness Before Dawn" [song] by Killing Joke

Darkness Before Dawn [book] by Sharon M. Draper

Also mentioned in Florence & the Machine's song "Shake It Out"

... to name a few.
Variation: It is always darkest before the dawn.

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