cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of
trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired,
and success achieved.
either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in
nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.
have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not
attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy
People do not
like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions.
Conclusions are not always pleasant.
One can never
consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
The best and
most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt within 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 been opened for us.
have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the
worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.
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