Man's chief enemy is his own unruly nature and the dark forces put up within him.
Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
Only ambition is fired by the coincidences of success and easy accomplishment but nothing is quite as splendidly uplifting to the heart as the defeat of a human being who battles against the invincible superiority of fate. This is always the most grandiose of all tragedies, one sometimes created by a dramatist but created thousands of times by life.
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
Humans, with the capacities of higher-order thinking, can overcome limiting behaviors and fears.
Paul R Scheele
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Oedipus Rex Sophocles
Kindness gives birth to kindness.
One must not forget that recovery is brought about not by the physician, but by the sick man himself. He heals himself, by his own power, exactly as he walks by means of his own power, or eats, or thinks, breathes or sleeps.
To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence.
Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
You are more likely to act yourself into feelings, than feel yourself into action.
Dr Jerome Brunner
The history of science, like the history of all human ideas, is a history of irresponsible dreams, of obstinacy, and of error. But science is one of the very few human activities - perhaps the only one - in which errors are systematically criticized and fairly often, in time, corrected. This is why we can say that, in science, we often learn from our mistakes, and why we can speak clearly and sensibly about making progress there.
Everything someone does on a daily basis should be traceable back to an annual or quarterly plan.
Richard E Griggs
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
All things are in all.
Education is the ability to meet life's situations.
Dr John G Hibben
I am still learning
While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.