"Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible."
"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."Thomas a Kempis on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Thomas a Kempis 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."Thomas a Kempis on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Thomas a Kempis on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Thomas a Kempis on Ernest Hemingway
"Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be."
"The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid."
"Wait for the Lord. Behave yourself manfully, and be of good courage. Do not be faithless, but stay in your place and do not turn back."
"Intelligence must follow faith, never precede it, and never destroy it."
"What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?"