"I admired in others the strength that I lacked myself."
"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."Georg Brandes on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Georg Brandes 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."Georg Brandes on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Georg Brandes on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Georg Brandes on Ernest Hemingway
"But when I was twelve years old I caught my first strong glimpse of one of the fundamental forces of existence, whose votary I was destined to be for life - namely, Beauty."
"Being gifted needs courage."
"My first experiences of academic friendship made me smile in after years when I looked back on them. But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it."
"Just about this time, when in imagination I was so great a warrior, I had good use in real life for more strength, as I was no longer taken to school by the nurse, but instead had myself to protect my brother, two years my junior."
"But I did not find any positive inspiration in my studies until I approached my nineteenth year."