When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.
The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
The sentimentalist ages far more quickly than the person who loves his work and enjoys new challenges.
Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Per aspera ad astra, Papa,' I whispered. Through hardship to the stars.
No one is without troubles, without personal hardships and genuine challenges. That fact may not be obvious because most people don't advertise their woes and heartaches. But nobody, not even the purest heart, escapes life without suffering battle scars.
Don't give up! It's not over. The universe is balanced. Every set-back bears with it the seeds of a come-back.
Be the kind of person who dares to face life's challenges and overcome them rather than dodging them.
Thunderstorms are as much our friends as the sunshine.
Happiness is not the absence of problems; it's the ability to deal with them.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
Well, if it can be thought, it can be done, a problem can be overcome,
Our enemies are quite good for relentlessly keeping us sharp and on our toes. This especially goes for sincere philosophers. They use their enemies to challenge their arguments so that they can know the weak points in their own reasoning and how to argue for and strengthen their position. There are just none like one's enemies to always look for his mistakes and do it harder than anyone else.
I have both the violent turbulence of the storm and the quiet promises of God in the storm. And what I must work to remember is that something is not necessarily stronger simply because it’s louder.
If I make something as small as myself, it will never be as great as I need it to be in order to help me quit being as small as I've chosen to be.
In times of crisis, what we don’t need are nice ideas or colorful platitudes or the congenial pat-on-the-back. What we need is a God Who so perfectly transcends the thing that is attacking us that His presence alone obliterates all of the fear within us.
Sometimes to destroy the monsters that we face, we have to come against them in the same way that they have come against us. But if I do so in the power of God, I might have come against them in the same way, but I have come against them with a very kind of different power. And in that sense, nothing is the same.