Has it never occurred to us, when surrounded by sorrows, that they may be sent to us only for our instruction.
Jean Paul Richter (1763 - 1825)
Contributed by: Zaady
Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in life.
Cheerfulness is the atmosphere under which all things thrive.
Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest.
What a father says to his children is not heard by the world, but it will be heard by posterity.
What Cicero said of men-that they are like wines, age souring the bad, and bettering the good-we can say of misfortune, that it has the same effect upon them.
Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.
Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations.
The last, best fruit which comes to late perfection, even in the kindliest soul, is tenderness toward the hard, forbearance toward the unforbearing, warmth of heart toward the cold, philanthropy toward the misanthropic.
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