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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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The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.

kroc-ray

—Ray Kroc

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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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No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

Blake_William

—William Blake

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There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour.

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—Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister

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