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I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

Paine, Thomas

—Thomas Paine

God is constantly testing us.  That is why we are on this short journey of life—consider earth a proving ground.  The way we act, especially when the going gets tough, judges our character; and the tough times can also be our greatest times of personal and spiritual growth.  As you face the continual challenges of life, identify them for what they are: wonderful opportunities to grow closer to God.

MSH

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Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

nietzsche

—Friedrich Nietzsche

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It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.

Voltaire

—Voltaire

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Character

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

keller-helen

—Helen Keller

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A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone.

Kissinger_Henry

—Henry Kissinger

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I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.

Kepler, Johannes

—Johannes Kepler

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Character

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.

Thatcher_Margaret

—Margaret Thatcher

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