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Consent

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. – Helen Keller.

Life

Life is an onion and one peels it crying. – Proverb

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. – Helen Keller

Life is full of changes; if you don’t change, it will change you. – Vikrant Parsai

Character

Chaos is the score upon which reality is written. – Henry Miller

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. – Helen Keller

Character develops itself in the stream of life. – Johann von Goethe

Safety and Risk

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash. – General George S. Patton

And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. – Erica Jong

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. – Emily Dickinson

Danger and delight grow on one stalk. – Proverb

Prudence keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy. – Samuel Johnson

The only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes. – Oscar Wilde

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. – Helen Keller

Nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment. – Benjamin Disraeli

Quotes for Today

I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. – Walt Whitman

The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give. – Walt Whitman

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I am in, therin to be content. – Helen Keller

Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. – Helen Keller

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the world. – Helen Keller

A friend is a second self. – Aristotle

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. – Aristotle

Overcome

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. – Albert Schweitzer

Challenges make life interesting, however, overcoming them is what makes it meaningful. – Mark Twain

We acquire the strength we have overcome. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary.

I’m not what I have done. I’m what I have overcome.

What you can become depends upon what you can overcome.

You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals. – George Patton

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it. – Helen Keller