"You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength, if you want to raise their character."
"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."Luc de Clapiers on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Luc de Clapiers 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."Luc de Clapiers on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Luc de Clapiers on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Luc de Clapiers on Ernest Hemingway
"Patience is the art of hoping."
"The art of pleasing is the art of deception."
"The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught."
"Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself."
"There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do."