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"There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change."
"There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will."
"I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about."
"The wisest mind has something yet to learn."
"The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times."
"Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action."
"Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life."
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."
Inspiration and genius--one and the same.
"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."
"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
"The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do."
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."
"Sow an act...reap a habit; Sow a habit...reap a character; Sow a character...reap a destiny."
George Dana Boardman
"It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate - to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance."
"To bear failure with courage is the best proof of character that anyone can give."
W Somerset Maugham
"Whatever is to make us better and happy, God has placed either openly before us or close to us."
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
"We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."
"You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round."
"Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."
"Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake."
"Desire, ask, believe, receive."
Stella Terrill Mann
"Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles."
"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe."
"Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith."
Henry Ward Beecher
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration?
"Believe your beliefs and doubt your doubts."
F F Bosworth
"He does not believe who does not live according to his belief."
Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.
Vincent Van Gogh
"If I were dying, my last words would be, Have faith and pursue the unknown end."
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr
"It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living."
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr
"The great act of faith is when a man decides he is not God."
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr
"Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact."
"It is always right that a man should be able to render a reason for the faith that is within him"
"A firm faith in the universal providence of God is the solution of all earthly troubles."
B B Warfield
"Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous."
"This institution will be based upon the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it."
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear."
"Better hazard once than always be in fear."
"Do what you fear and fear disappears."
David Joseph Schwartz
"Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others."
Robert Louis Stevenson
"If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone."
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
"Sing away sorrow, cast away care."
George W Bush
"While there's life, there's hope."
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas A Edison
"For his anger lasts only a brief moment, and his good favor restores one's life. One may experience sorrow during the night, but joy arrives in the morning." Psalms 30:5
"Patience makes lighter
What sorrow may not heal."
"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering you own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew."
Saint Francis de Sales
"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain."
"A gentle word is never lost...It cheers the heart when sorrow-tossed, And lulls the cares that bruise it."
"Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor."
"People fail forward to success."
Mary Kay Ash
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
"Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive."
"You always pass failure on the way to success."
I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
"My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary."
"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."
Henry Van Dyke
"I like to be against the odds. I'm not afraid to be lonely at the top. With me, it's just the satisfaction of the game. Just performance."
"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom."
Gen George Patton
"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials."
If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours.
Charles Caleb Cotton
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
You can't inspire people if you are going to be uninspiring.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
"I know of no more encouraging fact than the ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor."