We shall defend ourselves to the last breath of man and beast
Tough-minded optimists approach problems with a can-do philosophy and emerge stronger from tragedies.
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but what they miss.
The misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come
The chinese word for crisis is divided into two characters, one meaning danger and the other meaning opportunity.
no pain , no palm; no thorns , no throne ; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
Mishaps are like knives that either serve us or cut us as we grasp them by the handle or blade.
Let us suggest to the person in crisis that he cease concentrating so upon the dangers involved and the difficulties，and concentrate instead upon the opportunity---for there is always opportunity in crisis.
I find life an exciting business and most exciting when it is lived for others.
Every tragedy makes heroes of common people.
Almost any situation---good or bad --- is affected by the attitude we bring to.
As fruit needs not only sunshine but cold nights and chilling showers to ripen it, so character needs not only joy but trial and difficulty to mellow it.
I wept when I was born, and every day shows why.