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“He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow.
I am diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am gentle autumnal rain.
When you waken in the morning hush.
I am the soft uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry -
I am not there. I did not die.
“What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
“We can’t escape pain; we can’t escape the essential nature of our lives. But we do have a choice. We can give in and relent, or we can fight, persevere, and crete a life worth living, a noble life. Pain is a fact; our evaluation of it is a choice.” ~ Jacob Held
“The trick is to realize that after giving your best, there’s nothing more to give… Win or lose the game is finished. It’s over. It’s time to forget and prepare for the next one.” ~ Sparky Anderson
“You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.”
~ Maya Angelou
“Sometimes the wrong choices bring us to the right places. ” ~ Unknown
“There are two types of Pain in this world: Pain that hurts you and Pain that changes you!” ~ Unknown
“Troubles, they may come and go, but good times, they’re the gold.” ~ Dave Matthews Band
“If things go wrong, don’t go with them.” ~ Roger Babson
“No matter what happens, win, lose, or draw, never forget that life goes on.” ~ Courtney Reum
“Even the most daring and accomplished people have undergone tremendous difficulty. In fact, the more successful they became, the more they attributed their success to the lessons learned during their most difficult times.” ~ Barbara Rose
“Nothing is so bitter that a calm mind cannot find comfort in it.” ~ Seneca
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” ~ Ann Bradstreet
“Every difficulty in life presents us with an opportunity to turn inward and to invoke our own submerged inner resources. The trials we endure can and should introduce us to our strengths.” ~ Epictetus, The Art of Living