We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
We can do anything we want to if
we stick to it long enough.
I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all.
May the pain you have known and
the conflict you have experienced
give you the strength to walk
through life facing each new
situation with courage and
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
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