"As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed."
"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."Vincent Van Gogh on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Vincent Van Gogh 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."Vincent Van Gogh on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Vincent Van Gogh on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Vincent Van Gogh on Ernest Hemingway
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."
"The best way to know God is to love many things."
"But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things."
"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"
"I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream."