It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river.
President Abraham Lincoln
1809 — 1865
All of life’s big problems include the words “indictment” or “inoperable.” Everything else is small stuff.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803 — 1882
All daring and courage, all iron endurance of misfortune make for a finer and nobler type of manhood.
President Theodore Roosevelt
1858 — 1919
If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you and you have to battle with only one of them.
President Calvin Coolidge
1872 — 1933
Only when you’ve been in the deepest valley can you know how magnificent it is to be atop the highest mountain.
President Richard M. Nixon
1913 — 1994
Kings have long arms, but misfortune longer; let none think themselves out of reach.
1706 — 1790
Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal.
1749 — 1832
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there, lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again, and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
1835 — 1910
If life had only good things, you wouldn’t be able to appreciate the good things.
Life is mostly froth and bubble, but two things stand like stone, kindness in another’s trouble and courage in your own.
1961 — 1997
For the past two weeks, you’ve been reading about a bad break. Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. I might have been given a bad break, but I’ve got an awful lot to live for.
1903 — 1941
I’m not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.
1880 — 1968
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
1880 — 1968
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming it.
1880 — 1968
As in the physical world, so in the spiritual world, pain does not last forever.
1888 — 1923
If I were to get to heaven, I would probably find an exhausted guardian angel who had been getting me out of trouble all these years.
However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names.
Henry David Thoreau
1817 — 1862
We’re all in this alone.
The school of necessity is kept by a violent mistress.
Michel de Montaigne
1533 — 1592