"We deceive ourselves when we fancy that only weakness needs support. Strength needs it far more."
"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 Swetchine on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Madame Swetchine 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 Swetchine on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Madame Swetchine on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Madame Swetchine on Ernest Hemingway