"There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration."
"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."Lewis Carroll on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Lewis Carroll 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."Lewis Carroll on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Lewis Carroll on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Lewis Carroll on Ernest Hemingway
"There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know."
"She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it)."
"Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle."
"It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards."
"While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit."