"I gambled on having the strength to live two lives, one for myself and one for the world."
"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."Ruth Benedict on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Ruth Benedict 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."Ruth Benedict on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Ruth Benedict on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Ruth Benedict on Ernest Hemingway
"I haven't strength of mind not to need a career."
"We grow in time to trust the future for our answers."