"This is just what I have thought when I have seen slaves at work - they seem to go through the motions of labor without putting strength into them. They keep their powers in reserve for their own use at night, perhaps."
"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."Frederick Law Olmsted on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Frederick Law Olmsted 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."Frederick Law Olmsted on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Frederick Law Olmsted on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Frederick Law Olmsted on Ernest Hemingway