"Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of."
"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."Jonathan Swift on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Jonathan Swift 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."Jonathan Swift on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Jonathan Swift on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Jonathan Swift on Ernest Hemingway
"No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience."
"Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age."
"Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age."
"Under this window in stormy weather I marry this man and woman together Let none but Him who rules the thunder Put this man and woman asunder."
"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others."