No pain, no palm;
no thorns, no throne;
no gall, no glory;
no cross, no crown.
~ William Penn ~
We are healed of a suffering
only by experiencing it to the full.
~ Marcel Proust ~
The block of granite
which was an obstacle
in the path of the weak
becomes a steppingstone
in the path of the strong.
~ Thomas Carlyle ~
There are no mistakes, no coincidences.
All events are blessings given to us to learn from.
~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross ~
He who has never failed somewhere,
that man cannot be great.
~ Herman Melville ~
Difficulties exist to be surmounted.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
The greatest and most important problems of life
are all in a certain sense insoluble.
They can never be solved, but only outgrown.
~ Carl Jung ~
To strive, to seek, to find,
and not to yield.
~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson ~
When you get to the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt ~
I hope I shall have ambition until the day I die.
~ Clare Boothe Luce ~
It is a mistake to look too far ahead.
Only one link in the chain of destiny
can be handled at a time.
~ Sir Winston Churchill ~
Believe there is a great power
silently working all things for good,
behave yourself and never mind the rest.
~ Beatrix Potter ~
Let me win, but if I cannot win,
let me be brave in the attempt.
~ Special Olympics ~
Perfection does not exist.
To understand that
is the triumph
of human intelligence;
to expect to possess it
is the most dangerous
kind of madness.
~ Alfred de Musset ~
These things, I warmly wish for you-
Someone to love, some work to do,
A bit of o’ sun, a bit o’ cheer.
And a guardian angel always near.
~ Irish Blessing ~
I have friends in overalls
I would not swap for the favor
of the kings of the world.
~ Thomas A. Edison ~
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous;
you get knocked down by traffic from both sides.
~ Margaret Thatcher ~
Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul
even to your smallest acts.
This is the secret of success.
~ Swami Sivananda ~
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
~ Sallust ~
Chance never helps those who do not help themselves.
~ Sophocles ~