"Only actions give life strength only moderation gives it charm."
"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."Jean Paul on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Jean Paul 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."Jean Paul on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Jean Paul on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Jean Paul on Ernest Hemingway
"What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease."
"As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity."
"Age does not matter if the matter does not age."
"Live your life and forget your age."
"Beauty attracts us men but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power."