"Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Anne Morrow Lindbergh on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Anne Morrow Lindbergh on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Anne Morrow Lindbergh on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Anne Morrow Lindbergh on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Anne Morrow Lindbergh on Ernest Hemingway
"I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable."
"Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way."
"I have been overcome by the beauty and richness of our life together, those early mornings setting out, those evenings gleaming with rivers and lakes below us, still holding the last light."
"Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found."
"Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after."