"That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind."
"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 Wordsworth on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."William Wordsworth 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 Wordsworth on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."William Wordsworth on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."William Wordsworth on Ernest Hemingway
"The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind."
"But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave."
"Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them."
"The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this."
"That best portion of a man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love."