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"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."
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."
"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."
"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.'
"There is plenty of courage among us for the abstract, but not for the concrete."
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."
"It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal."
"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world."
"I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do something I can do."