Never was good work done without much trouble.
– Chinese proverb
The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
– Nelson Henderson
Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.
– Emil Nolde, 1867 – 1956
To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 – 1882
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.
– Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)