"The swimmer adrift on the open seas measures his strength, and strives with all his muscles to keep himself afloat. But what is he to do when there is no land on the horizon, and none beyond it?"
"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."Georges Duhamel on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Georges Duhamel 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."Georges Duhamel on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Georges Duhamel on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Georges Duhamel on Ernest Hemingway
"I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world."
"Do not trust your memory it is a net full of holes the most beautiful prizes slip through it."