People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye.
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.
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in the world.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
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