"He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity."
"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."Ben Jonson on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Ben Jonson 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."Ben Jonson on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Ben Jonson on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Ben Jonson on Ernest Hemingway
"There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear."
"True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice."
"Success produces confidence confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised."