The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true.
I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have.
I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
To laugh often and love much:
To win respect of intelligent people
And the affection of children;
To earn the approbation of honest critics
And endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To give one's self;
To leave the world a little better,
Whether by a healthy child,
A garden patch,
Or redeemed social condition;
To have played and laughed with enthusiasm
And sung with exultation;
To know even one life has breathed easier
Because you have lived...
This is to have succeeded.
I did not find my friends; the good God gave them to me.
We rejoice in the joys of our friends as much as we do our own,
and we are equally grieved at their sorrows. Wherefore the wise people
will feel toward their friends as they do toward themselves,
and whatever labor they would encounter with a view to their own pleasure,
they will encounter also for the sake of their friends.
I know not by what methods rare,†
But this I know:†
God answers prayer.
I know not if the blessing†
Sought will come in just†
The guise I thought.
I leave my prayer to Him alone†
Whose will is wiser than my own.
God knows, not I, the reason why
His winds of storm drive through my door;
I am content to live or die
Just knowing this, nor knowing more.
My Fatherís hand appointing me
My days and ways, so I am free.
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
If you are going through hell, keep going.