"We acquire the strength we have overcome."
"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."Ralph Waldo Emerson on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Ralph Waldo Emerson 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."Ralph Waldo Emerson on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Ralph Waldo Emerson on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Ralph Waldo Emerson on Ernest Hemingway
"All diseases run into one, old age."
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."
"Each age, it is found, must write its own books or rather, each generation for the next succeeding."
"For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
"Every artist was first an amateur."