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"There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change." ~Euripides

"There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will." ~Epictetus

 "I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about." ~Henry Ford

"The wisest mind has something yet to learn." ~George Santayana

"The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times." ~Anonymous

"Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action." ~Benjamin Disaeli

"Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life." - ~Burton Hills

 When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." ~Hellen Keller

 Inspiration and genius--one and the same. ~Victor Hugo

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up." ~Mark Twain

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." ~Abraham Lincoln

"The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do." ~John Holt

 "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." ~Hellen Keller

"Sow an act...reap a habit; Sow a habit...reap a character; Sow a character...reap a destiny." -- ~George Dana Boardman

 "It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate - to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance." ~Thomas Jefferson

"To bear failure with courage is the best proof of character that anyone can give." ~W Somerset Maugham

"Whatever is to make us better and happy, God has placed either openly before us or close to us." ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." ~george Weiss

 "We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender." ~Winston Churchill

"You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round." ~James Corbett

 "Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest." Joshua 1:9 ~The Bible

 "Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake." ~Victor Hugo

"Desire, ask, believe, receive." ~Stella Terrill Mann

"Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles." ~Confucius

"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe." ~Saint Augustine

"Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith." ~Henry Ward Beecher

 Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration? ~George Elliot

"Believe your beliefs and doubt your doubts." -- ~F F Bosworth

"He does not believe who does not live according to his belief." ~Thomas Fuller

 Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model. ~Vincent Van Gogh

"If I were dying, my last words would be, Have faith and pursue the unknown end." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

"It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

"The great act of faith is when a man decides he is not God." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

"Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." ~William James

"It is always right that a man should be able to render a reason for the faith that is within him" ~Sydney Smith

"A firm faith in the universal providence of God is the solution of all earthly troubles." ~B B Warfield

"Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous." ~Thorton Wilder