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We are so enamored of mental tranquility that we stop short at any semblance of a truth, and go to sleep in the clouds.

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Joseph Joubert

A man who has never been in danger cannot answer for his courage.

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FRANCOIS LA ROCHEFOUCAULD

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks."

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Phillips Brooks

There is really no enjoyment other than in being aware of our powers and using them, and the greatest pain is to become aware of their lack when they are needed."

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Schopenhauer

True contentment is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it.

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G.K. Chesterson

What is required of us is that we love the difficult and learn to deal with it. In the difficult are the friendly forces, the hands that work on us.
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Rainer Maria Rilke

Once you fully apprehend the vacuity of a life without struggle, you are equipped with the basic means of salvation.

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Tennessee Williams

All feeling whatever, in the light of certain recent psychological speculations, seems to depend for its physical condition not on simple discharge of nerve currents, but on their discharge under arrest, impediment, or resistance. Just as we feel no particular pleasure when we breathe freely, but a very intense feeling of distress when the respiratory motions are prevented,[[ so any obstructed tendency to action discharges itself without the prod...
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William. James

It is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult must be a reason the more for us to do it.

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Rainer Maria Rilke

...if the task is important enough, lack of precedent makes the challenge only more alluring.

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Hans Selye

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks."

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Phillips Brooks

There is really no enjoyment other than in being aware of our powers and using them, and the greatest pain is to become aware of their lack when they are needed."

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Schopenhauer

True contentment is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it.

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All feeling whatever, in the light of certain recent psychological speculations, seems to depend for its physical condition not on simple discharge of nerve currents, but on their discharge under arrest, impediment, or resistance. Just as we feel no particular pleasure when we breathe freely, but a very intense feeling of distress when the respiratory motions are prevented,-- so any obstructed tendency to action discharges itself without the prod...
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William James


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