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.
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
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.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.
When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
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