Quotes January 21, 2019

“Strong men can always afford to be gentle. Only the weak are intent on giving as good as they get.”
Elbert Hubbard
“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.”
Ralph Sockman
“If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once a week; for perhaps the parts of my brain now atrophied would have thus been kept active through use. The loss of these tastes is a loss of happiness, and may possibly be injurious to the intellect, and more probably to the moral character, by enfeebling the emotional part of our nature.”
Charles Darwin
“For strength to bear is found in duty alone, and he is blest indeed who learns to make the joy of others cure his own heartache.”
“Thus all below is strength, and all above is grace.”
John Dryden
“If there is any responsibility in the cycle of life it must be that one generation owes to the next that strength by which it can come to face ultimate concerns in its own way.”
Erik Erikson
“Patience and time do more than strength or passion.”
Jean De La Fontaine
“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.”
William James
“The very strength that protects the heart from injury is the strength that prevents the heart from enlarging to its intended greatness within. The song of the voice is sweet, but the song of the heart is the pure voice of heaven.”
Khalil Gibran
“Man is what he believes.”
Anton Chekhov
“If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.”
Malcolm X
“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”
Gail Devers
“It’s what you choose to believe that makes you the person you are.”
Karen Marie Moning
“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I shall have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
Mahatma Gandhi
“What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their ability to act according to their beliefs.”
Henry Miller
“In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.”
John Lilly
“By nature we have no defect that could not become a strength, no strength that could not become a defect.”
“Men willingly believe what they wish.”
Julius Caesar
“What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.”
Anthony Robbins
“It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.”
Elbert Hubbard
“He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.”
Ben Jonson
“The burden is equal to the horse’s strength.”
The Talmud
“In lazy apathy let stoics boast, their virtue fix’d: ‘t is fix’d as in a frost; contracted all, retiring to the breast; but strength of mind is exercise, not rest.”
Alexander Pope
“God does not take away trials or carry us over them, but strengthens us through them.”
Edward Bouverie Pusey
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
“This is the law of the Yukon, that only the strong shall thrive; that surely the weak shall perish, and only the fit survive.”
Robert W. Service
“You can do a thing only if you have the belief that it can be done.”