"Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief, while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it."
"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 Shenstone on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."William Shenstone 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 Shenstone on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."William Shenstone on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."William Shenstone on Ernest Hemingway
"Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture, as the little creep through, the great break through, and the middle-sized are alone entangled in it."
"Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world."
"Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you increase the other. Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former."
"Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it."
"The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate."