Quotes February 17, 2017

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave.”
Mark Twain, The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson



“Courage is being scared to death—but saddling up anyway.”
John Wayne




“Begin it now. The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.”




“We need to wake up from a thought that lasts too long.”
Paul Valéry




“In the age-old contest between popularity and principle, only those willing to lose for their convictions are deserving of posterity’s approval.”
Gerald R. Ford



“To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.”
Picabo Street




“Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn By Living (1960)




“I have endured a great deal of ridicule without much malice; and have received a great deal of kindness, not quite free from ridicule. I am used to it.”
Abraham Lincoln, November 2, 1863 in letter to James H. Hackett




“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
Marie Curie




The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace. Making the best of circumstances.




“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”
Mark Twain



“Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there’s got to be a way through it.”
Michael J. Fox




“The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.




“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”
Ann Landers



“Die while alive and be thoroughly dead. Then do what you will, and all will be well.”
Philip Kapleau



“I am Dead, but it’s not so bad. I’ve learned to live with it.”
Isaac Marion



“Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.”
Shannon L. Alder