To gain that which is worth having,
it may be necessary to lose everything else.
~ Bernadette Devlin ~
Truly, it is in darkness
that one finds the light,
so when we are in sorrow,
then this light
is nearest of all to us.
~ Meister Eckhart ~
Some of us think holding on makes us strong;
but sometimes it is letting go.
~ Hermann Hesse ~
Some people think that
as soon as you plant a tree,
it must bear fruit.
We must allow it to grow a bit.
~ Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra ~
I have seen that in any great undertaking,
it is not enough for a man
to depend simply upon himself.
~ Isna-La-Wica, Lone Man ~
When I despair, I remember that all through history
the way of truth and love has always won.
There have been tyrants and murderers
and for a time they seem invincible,
but in the end, they always fall…
think of it, always.
~ Mahatma Gandhi ~
Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul
even to your smallest acts.
This is the secret of success.
~ Sivananda Saraswati ~
We can’t solve problems by using
the same kind of thinking we used
when we created them.
~ Albert Einstein ~
Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.
~ St. Teresa of Avila ~
Plunge into the deep without fear,
with the gladness of April in your heart.
~ Rabindranath Tagore ~
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose
comes round in another form.
~ Rumi ~
It is not the strongest of the species that survives,
nor the most intelligent that survives.
It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
~ Charles Darwin ~
Hope can neither be affirmed nor denied.
Hope is like a path in the countryside:
originally there was no path —
yet, as people are walking all the time
in the same spot, a way appears.
~ Lu Xun ~
Life only demands from you the strength you possess.
Only one feat is possible — not to have run away.
~ Dag Hammarskjold ~
Dream! Dream! And then go for it!
~ Desmond Tutu ~
Forget past mistakes. Forget failures.
Forget everything except what you’re
going to do now and do it.
~ Will Durant ~
You should examine yourself daily.
If you find faults, you should correct them.
When you find none, you should try even harder.
~ Xi Zhi ~
The world is so constructed,
that if you wish to enjoy its pleasures,
you must also endure its pains.
Whether you like it or not,
you cannot have one
without the other.
~ Swami Brahmananda ~
Never give in, never give in,
never, never, never —
in nothing, great or small,
large or petty.
Never give in except to
convictions of honor
and good sense.
~ Winston Churchill ~
The world breaks everyone
and afterward many are stronger
at the broken places.
~ Ernest Hemingway ~