"The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt."
"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."Max Lerner on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Max Lerner 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."Max Lerner on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Max Lerner on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Max Lerner on Ernest Hemingway
"The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little."
"Either men will learn to live like brothers, or they will die like beasts."
"You may call for peace as loudly as you wish, but where there is no brotherhood there can in the end be no peace."
"Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved not by the reaching of the goal but by the grandness of the effort involved in getting there - or failing to get there."
"A world technology means either a world government or world suicide."