Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.
The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at once.
The very greatest things – great thoughts, discoveries, inventions – have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
The apprenticeship of difficulty is one which the greatest of men have had to serve.
We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They have struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted.
It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.
Courage is by no means incompatible with tenderness. On the contrary, gentleness and tenderness have been found to characterize the men, no less than the women, who have done the most courageous deeds.
Enthusiasm – the sustaining power of all great action.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.
I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.– Anonymous
I’m single because I was born that way.– Anonymous
You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself. The single relationship that is truly central and crucial in a life is the relationship to the self. Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never lose.– Anonymous
Some people are settling down, some people are settling and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies.– Anonymous
If you are single there is always one thing you should take out with you on a Saturday night… your friends.– Anonymous
I think, therefore I’m single.– Anonymous
I don’t need a man to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we’ll ever have is the one with ourselves.
Sometimes you have to stand alone to prove that you can still stand.– Anonymous
Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free till they find someone just as wild to run with them.– Anonymous
No time to marry, no time to settle down. I’m a young woman, and I ain’t done running around.– Anonymous
Better to be quirky alone than unhappy together.– Anonymous
Everyone is lonely sometimes, even married people. But most single women (as well as women with spouses) actually enjoy their solitude.– Anonymous
Being single isn’t the cause of loneliness, and marriage is not necessarily the cure. There are many lonely married people as well.– Anonymous
Married women are just as capable of misery as singles, and single women are just as capable of happiness as married women. Both are capable of feeling loneliness and boredom and the weight of dependence.– Anonymous
Live to love, not love to live.– Anonymous
I don’t like to be labeled as lonely just because I am alone. – Delta Burke
A woman needs a man like a fish needs bicycle. – Anonymous