We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
The stern hand of fate has scourged us to an elevation where we can see the great everlasting things that matter for a nation; the great peaks of honour we had forgotten - duty and patriotism, clad in glittering white; the great pinnacle of sacrifice pointing like a rugged finger to heaven.
~David Lloyd George
With the tears a Land hath shedTheir graves should ever be green.
~Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:Their courage nerves a thousand living men.
~Minot J. Savage
Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.
God gave burdens, also shoulders.
Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.
All of us have wonders hidden in our breasts, only needing circumstances to evoke them.
I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine.
Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
~Jean de La Fontaine
Weave in faith and God will find the thread.
That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does not.
~James K. Feibleman
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
The hero dead cannot expire:The dead still play their part.
God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.
~The Wonder Years
Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.
There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go.
In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.
While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.
Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
God is closest to those with broken hearts.
When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you're slamming the door in the face of God.
~Charles L. Allen
Some see a hopeless end, while others see an endless hope.
The real differences around the world today are not between Jews and Arabs; Protestants and Catholics; Muslims, Croats, and Serbs. The real differences are between those who embrace peace and those who would destroy it; between those who look to the future and those who cling to the past; between those who open their arms and those who are determined to clench their fists.
~William J. Clinton, 1997
We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
~William Ewart Gladstone
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
~Alfred North Whitehead
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
~Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters to Lucilius
...a final comfort that is small, but not cold: The heart is the only broken instrument that works.
I couldn't help but say to [Mr. Gorbachev], just think how easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was a threat to this world from another planet. [We'd] find out once and for all that we really are all human beings here on this earth together.
~Ronald Reagan, 1985
Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway.
~Mary C. Crowley
The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.
When I saw others straining toward God, I did not understand it, for though I may have had him less than they did, there was no one blocking the way between him and me, and I could reach his heart easily. It is up to him, after all, to have us, our part consists of almost solely in letting him grasp us.
~Rainer Maria Rilke
All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.