Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
An optimist is the human personification of spring.
-Susan J. Bissonette
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
-Sir Winston Churchill
Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.
-Amelia Earhart (1897 – 1937)
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
-Anais Nin (1903 – 1977)
The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.
Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead.
– Carl von Clausewitz
I always admired atheists. I think it takes a lot of faith.
-Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Seoul Mates, 1991
A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.
-Hippocrates (460 BC – 377 BC), Regimen in Health
Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.
– Bob Newhart
Having been enlightened by the spirit of eternal truth, …and knowing that we are the children of God and that we are acting in all things with reference to eternity, we pursue the even tenor of our way independent of the smiles and careless of the frowns of men.