"Patience is the support of weakness impatience the ruin of strength."
"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."Charles Caleb Colton on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Charles Caleb Colton 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."Charles Caleb Colton on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Charles Caleb Colton on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Charles Caleb Colton on Ernest Hemingway
"The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later."
"To dare to live alone is the rarest courage since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet."
"He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be, and he who studies men will know how they are."
"Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power."
"Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books."