Monday, November 7, 2011


What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.  Christopher Robin to Pooh (by A. A. Milne) Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. Helen Keller It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. Sir Edmund Hillary Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius In the midst of winter, I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.  Albert Camus I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.   Agatha Christie We rely upon the poets, the philosophers and the playwrights to articulate what most of us can only feel, in joy or sorrow. They illuminate the thoughts for which we only grope. They give us the strength and balm we cannot find in ourselves. Whenever I find my courage wavering I rush to them. They give me the wisdom of acceptance, the will and resilience to push on. Helen Hayes

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