"Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation, the source of strength is one's self. When one prays, he goes to a source of strength greater than his own."
"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."Madame de Stael on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Madame de Stael 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."Madame de Stael on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Madame de Stael on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Madame de Stael on Ernest Hemingway
"Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end."
"The greatest happiness is to transform one's feelings into action."
"Love is the whole history of a woman's life, it is but an episode in a man's."
"Scientific progress makes moral progress a necessity for if man's power is increased, the checks that restrain him from abusing it must be strengthened."