Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.
—  Ruth Gordo
If you’re going through hell, keep going.
—  Winston Churchill (via Smile, Sugar.)
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’
—  Eleanor Roosevelt

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Quotes for Wednesday August 30,2017

Confidence quotes
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. -Eleanor Roosevelt
If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right. -Henry Ford
It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it. -Lillian Hellman
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. -Helen Keller
Courage quotes
Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death. -Harold Wilson
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. -Walt Disney
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. -Robert Green Ingersoll
Friendship quotes
The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word, then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation that you ever had.–Anonymous
The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, love, do not require coupons.–G. T. Hewitt
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.–Abraham Lincoln
By friendship you mean the greatest love, the greatest usefulness, the most open communication, the noblest sufferings, the severest truth, the heartiest counsel, and the greatest union of minds of which brave men and women are capable.–Jeremy Taylor
Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living.–Amanda Bradley
Love qotes
Love carries through many difficulties easily and makes heavy burdens light.–John Cotton Jr.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.–Karl Menninger
Love does not consist of gazing at one another, but in looking outward in the same direction.–Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Love doesn’t just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like brick; re-made all the time, made new.–Ursala K. LeGuin
Love doesn’t make the world go ‘round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.–Franklin P. Jones
Prayer quotes
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough. -Meister Eckhart
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. -Søren Kierkegaard
Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden. -Corrie ten Boom
Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow. -Benjamin Franklin
You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance. -Kahlil Gibran
Strength quotes
Pray not for a lighter load, but for stronger shoulders. -St. Augustine
Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on. -Henry Rollins
We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. -J.K. Rowling
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. -Napoleon Hill
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. -Carlos Castaneda
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. -Ernest Hemingway 

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
—  Maya Angelou
Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human
—  Henri Nouwen