Dwight D. Eisenhower
~ Accomplishment will prove to be a journey, not a destination.
~ The miracle is this ~ the more we share, the more we have.
~ The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
~ As long as one keeps searching, the answers will come.
~ When people are serving, life is no longer meaningless.
Harold S Kushner
~ I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.
~ Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
~ Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.
~ Warmth, kindness, and friendship are the most yearned for commodities in the world. The person who can provide them will never be lonely.
~ A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Norman Vincent Peale
~ Life is a blend of laughter and tears, a combination of rain and sunshine.
~ You gain strength by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Max De Pree
~ We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
~ If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure.
~ It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first.
Mary Tyler Moore
~ Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
~ The purpose of life is not to be happy, the purpose of life is to matter..
~ We can change our whole life and attitude of the people around us simply by changing ourselves..
~ Life is meant to be a never-ending education, and when this is fully appreciated, we are no longer survivors but adventurers.
~ Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
~ That which you cannot give away, you do not possess. It possesses you.
~ Each of our acts makes a statement as to our purpose.
J. Willard Marriott
~ Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.
~ It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Mary Kay Ash
~ If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.
Franklin P Jones
~ Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
~ For better or worse, you must play your own little instrument in the orchestra of life.
Richard Gaylord Briley
~ Time is neither our friend nor our enemy; it is something that gets measured out to us, to see what we will make of it.
Victor Hugo ~ Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones.
Charlie Brown (Charles Schulz's "Peanuts") ~ I've developed a new philosophy. I only dread life one day at a time.
Ron Lee Davis
~ In this life we will encounter hurts and trials that we will not be able to change; we are just going to have to allow them to change us..
~ I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.
W. Clement Stone
~ When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
~ Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
~ Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.
~ I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
~ The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
Philip E Bernstein
~ We have no right to ask when a sorrow comes, "Why did this happen to me?" Unless we ask the same question for every joy that comes our way.
~ We cannot truly face life until we have learned to face the fact that it will be taken away from us.
~ You gotta play the hand that's dealt you. There may be pain in that hand, but you play it. And I've played it.
~ When the days are too short, chances are you are living at your best.
~ Maturity is the ability to live in peace with that which we cannot change.
~ One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
~ Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Brian Tracy ~ Courage comes from acting courageously on a day-to-day basis.
John F Kennedy
~ Change is the law of life, and those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
~ Life is not all about accomplishment; it's all about doing, participating, progressing, growing, learning.
~ Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
~ When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
~ Fall seven times, stand up eight.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
~ When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Ivy Baker Priest
~ The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
~ What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
~ Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal.
~ It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
~ If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.
M. Kathleen Casey
~ Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
~ If you're going through hell, keep going.
~ A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn.
~ The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.
~ I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
~ We acquire the strength we have overcome.
~ Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.
~ I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.
~ We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
~ Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.
~ When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.
~ I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
~ When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
~ He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
John F. Kennedy ~ When written in Chinese the word "crisis" is composed of two characters - one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
~ It's not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line.
James K. Feibleman
~ That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does not.
John Vance Cheney
~ The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.
~ Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
~ Adversity is the first path to truth.
~ The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.
~ Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
~ Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.
~ There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
~ The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.
Henry Ward Beecher
~ God uses suffering as a whetstone, to make men sharp with.
~ Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.
~ God gave burdens, also shoulders.
~ Man performs and engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear. That's how he finds that he can bear anything.
~ We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
Bernard M. Baruch
~ The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
~ It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.
~ I have woven a parachute out of everything broken.
~ I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
James Russell Lowell
~ Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.
Buddy Buie and J.R. Cobb
~ Rock bottom is good solid ground, and a dead end street is just a place to turn around.
~ If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.
~ Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll.
~ But ne'er the rose without the thorn.
~ God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them.
~ Never give in ~ never, never, never, never ~ in nothing great or small, large or petty ~ never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force ~ never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
~ You must be at the end of your rope. I felt a tug.
~ The love we give away is the only love we keep.
~ Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Henry David Thoreau
~ There is no remedy for love but to love more.
~ For you see, each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
~ God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
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