“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at its testing point” – C.S. Lewis

“An adventure is a transgression you don’t regret.” – Kate Wheeler

“I myself do nothing. The Holy Spirit accomplishes all through me.” – William Blake

“So may a man not marked by fate easily escape exile and woe by the grace of God.” – Beowulf

“Alas, our frailty is the cause, not we, for such as we are made of, such we be.” – W. Shakespeare

“…be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.” – W. Shakespeare

“Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.” – W. Shakespeare

“To be nothing but yourself, in a world which is trying its best, day and night, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle, which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.” – E.E. Cummings

“Love is not blind – it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.” – Rabbi Julius Gordon

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” – Jung

“Doubt the stars are fire, doubt the son doth move, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love.” – W. Shakespeare

“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say and say it hot.” – D.H. Lawrence

“After I’m dead I’d rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.” – Cato the Elder

“Do not pray for easier lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.” – Phillips Brooks

“No force in the world can take from me my five hundred pounds. Food, house, and clothing are mine forever. Therefore not merely do effort and labour cease, but also hatred and bitterness. I need not hate any man; he cannot hurt me. I need not flatter any man; he has nothing to give me.” – Virginia Woolf

“Do I dare disturb the universe?” – T.S. Eliot

“There will be time, there will be time, to prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet.” – T.S. Eliot

“I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker, and I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker, and in short, I was afraid.” – T.S. Eliot

“The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.” – W.H. Auden

“Faces along the bar cling to their average day: The lights must never go out, the music must always play, All the conventions conspire to make this fort assume the furniture of home; Lest we should see where we are, lost in a haunted wood, children afraid of the night who have never been happy or good… For the error bred in the bone of each woman and each man craves what it cannot have, not universal love but to be loved alone… All I have is a voice to undo the folded lie… And no one exists alone… We must love one another or die.” – W.H. Auden


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