"The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren't able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It's called being human."
"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."Elizabeth Edwards on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Elizabeth Edwards 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."Elizabeth Edwards on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Elizabeth Edwards on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Elizabeth Edwards on Ernest Hemingway
"You have to have enough respect for other human beings to leave their lives alone. If you admire that life, build it for yourself. Don't just try to come in and take somebody else's life."
"A positive attitude is not going to save you. What it's going to do is, everyday, between now and the day you die, whether that's a short time from now or a long time from now, that every day, you're going to actually live."
"Maybe we all change over time."
"I can't turn on the television without seeing me, or open the newspaper without seeing me and, honestly, I'm sick to death of me."
"I've had to come to grips with a God that fits my own experience, which is, my God could not be offering protection and not have protected my boy."