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Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger,
by Jean Paul

Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger,
but in seeing it, and conquering it.
- Jean Paul

Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains;
but,
like them, they break the storm and purify the air
of the plain beneath them.
- Jean Paul

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness,
or else forgiving another.
- Jean Paul

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
- Jean Paul

 

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
- Jean Paul

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew,
and does not patter down like a hailstorm.
- Jean Paul

Weaklings must lie.
- Jean Paul

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It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them.
- Jean Paul

Variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something.
- Jean Paul

The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them;
their notions of good and evil are the result of the
moral atmosphere they breathe.
- Jean Paul

Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.
- Jean Paul

Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes
foul weather which follows him.
- Jean Paul

The miracle on earth are the laws of heaven.
- Jean Paul

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.
- Jean Paul

The words that a father speaks to his children in the
privacy of home are not heard by the world,
but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end,
and by posterity.
- Jean Paul

There are souls in this world which have the gift of
finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.
- Jean Paul

Because the heart beats under a covering of hair,
of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason,
to be of no account?
- Jean Paul

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action;
try to use ordinary situations.
- Jean Paul

God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul.
- Jean Paul

Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also.
He attracts and follows.
- Jean Paul

Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.
- Jean Paul

Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm.
- Jean Paul

Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
- Jean Paul

Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon,
silvering over the evening of life.
- Jean Paul

Two aged men, that had been foes for life,
Met by a grave, and wept - and in those tears They
washed away the memory of their strife;
Then wept again the loss of all those years.
- Jean Paul

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence.
It may be that you will not meet again in this life.
- Jean Paul

There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know.
- Jean Paul

I have made as much out of myself as could be made of the stuff,
and no man should require more.
- Jean Paul

Never write on a subject until you have read yourself full of it.
- Jean Paul

Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black,
over our heads scarcely gray.
- Jean Paul

Age does not matter if the matter does not age.
- Jean Paul

A timid person is frightened before a danger,
a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
- Jean Paul

Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed,
beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power.
- Jean Paul

Live your life and forget your age.
- Jean Paul

Death gives us sleep, eternal youth,
and immortality.
- Jean Paul

You prove your worth with your actions,
not with your mouth.
- Jean Paul

The darkness of death is like the evening twilight;
it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.
- Jean Paul

Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest.
- Jean Paul

There are souls which fall from heaven like flowers,
but ere they bloom are crushed under the foul tread of some brutal hoof.
- Jean Paul

Woman and men of retiring timidity are cowardly only
in dangers which affect themselves,
but the first to rescue when others are in danger.
- Jean Paul

Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more
loved ones there are to assist in bearing it.
- Jean Paul

Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools,
I have always looked for a great beauty:
they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall.
- Jean Paul

Strong characters are brought out by change of situation,
and gentle ones by permanence.
- Jean Paul

For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed,
they must be interrupted.
- Jean Paul

We learn our virtues from our friends who love us;
our faults from the enemy who hates us.
We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend.
He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes
the clearness of the reflection.
- Jean Paul

As winter strips the leaves from around us,
so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed,
so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge
the prospect of the coming eternity.
- Jean Paul

Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live,
and the reason of everything appears more clear.
What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious,
and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.
- Jean Paul

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

Choose what lies in the shadows to be a matter
for discovery and adventure, rather than fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

As the evening beckons with the promise of tomorrow...
may your gratitude rise up and with strength answer, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step - large and small -
with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life expands to fill your dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

Attitude is everything.
- Charles Swindoll

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare


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