"Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength."
"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."Saint Francis de Sales on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Saint Francis de Sales 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."Saint Francis de Sales on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Saint Francis de Sales on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Saint Francis de Sales on Ernest Hemingway
"There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust."
"Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections."
"Those who love to be feared fear to be loved."
"A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship."
"Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs."