"Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness - a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster - children into strength and athletic proportion."
"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."William C. Bryant on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."William C. Bryant 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."William C. Bryant on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."William C. Bryant on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."William C. Bryant on Ernest Hemingway
"A sculptor wields The chisel, and the stricken marble grows To beauty."
"Weep not that the world changes - did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep."
"Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination the most powerfully and delightfully."
"The groves were God's first temples."
"Go forth under the open sky, and list To Nature's teachings."