The hottest places in hell
are reserved for those who,
in a period of moral crisis,
maintain their neutrality.
~ Dante Alighieri ~
I have always been waiting for something better —
sometimes to see the best I had snatched from me.
~ Dorothy Reed Mendenhall ~
To improve the golden moment of opportunity,
and catch the good that is within our reach,
is the great art of life.
~ Samuel Johnson ~
I’m a great believer in luck,
and I find the harder I work,
the more I have of it.
~ Thomas Jefferson ~
There is a spirit and a need and a man
at the beginning of every great human advance.
Every one of these must be right
for that particular moment of history,
or nothing happens.
~ Coretta Scott King ~
The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.
~ Blaise Pascal ~
Success is to be measured not so much by the position
that one has reached in life as by the obstacles
which he has overcome.
~ Booker T. Washington ~
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experience of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared,
ambition inspired, and success achieved.
~ Helen Keller ~
The brave man carves out his fortune,
and every man is the sum of his own works.
~ Miguel de Cervantes ~
Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul
even to your smallest acts.
This is the secret of success.
~ Swami Sivananda ~
Find a need and fill it.
~ Ruth Stafford Peale ~
There are risks and costs to a program of action.
But they are far less than the long-range
risks and costs of comfortable inaction.
~ John F. Kennedy ~
The spirit of man is an inward flame;
a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
~ Margot Asquith ~
Truth is always exciting.
Speak it, then;
life is dull without it.
~ Pearl S. Buck ~
Facing it – always facing it –
that’s the way to get through.
~ Joseph Conrad ~
For of all sad words
of tongue or pen
the saddest are these:
It might have been.
~ John Greenleaf Whittier ~
If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being?
~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ~
If we are intended for great ends,
we are called to great hazards.
~ John Henry Cardinal Newman ~
He is risen.
~ Matthew 28:6 ~
Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
~ Swedish Proverb ~