- Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would
be brave let him obey his conscience.
James Freeman Clarke
The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world,
who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for
men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through
the dark paths of the world, himself a light.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward
toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again;
fear must be overcome again and again."
- The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is
protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the
one that stands in the open where it is compelled to
struggle for existence against the winds and rains and the
I'm not happy, I'm cheerful. There's a difference. A happy
woman has no cares at all. A cheerful woman has cares but
has learned how to deal with them.
Beverly Sills (1929-)
American Opera Singer
"All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous
unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience."
"We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch."
John F. Kennedy
"If one speaks or acts with a cruel mind, misery follows, as
the cart follows the horse... If one speaks or acts with a pure
mind, happiness follows, as a shadow follows its source."
- Growth is the only evidence of life.
John, Cardinal Newman
"I have found power in the mysteries of thought."
"They always say time changes things, but you actually
have to change them yourself."
Babe Ruth hit more home runs than anyone; he also
struck out more often than anyone.