"Our strength is often composed of the weakness that we're damned if we're going to show."
"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."Mignon McLaughlin on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Mignon McLaughlin 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."Mignon McLaughlin on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Mignon McLaughlin on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Mignon McLaughlin on Ernest Hemingway
"There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone but, years after, we know it was much later."
"A woman telling her true age is like a buyer confiding his final price to an Armenian rug dealer."
"A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners."
"It's the most unhappy people who most fear change."
"Courage can't see around corners but goes around them anyway."