Anxiety and distress,
interrupted occasionally by pleasure,
is the normal course of man’s existence.
— Joseph Wood Krutch
There will be times in life when impossibility is felt,
but then there are dreams — and dreams allow us possibility.
— Jeffrey David Lang
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
— Samuel Johnson
It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it,
than to be sane and have one’s doubts.
— G B Burgin
Blessed is the man,
who having nothing to say,
abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
— George Elliot (Mary Anne Evans)
It is the principle of the pure in heart never to injure others,
even when they themselves have been hatefully injured.
Hating others, even enemies who harmed you unprovoked, assures incessant sorrow.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence
by every experience in which you
really stop to look fear in the face.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of
all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.
— James Branch Cabell
We must dare to be happy, and dare to confess it, regarding ourselves always
as the depositories, not as the authors of our own joy.
— Henri Frederic Amiel
The life that conquers is the life that
moves with a steady resolution and persistence
toward a predetermined goal. Those who succeed are
those who have thoroughly learned the immense
importance of plan in life, and the tragic brevity of time.
— W. J. Davison