"Only one principle will give you courage - that no evil lasts forever, nor indeed for very long." Epicurus
"Lord, on You I call for help against my blind and senseless torment. You alone can renew inwardly and outwardly my mind, my will, my strength - which are weak." Michelangelo
"Receive what cheer you may. The night is long that never finds the day." Shakespeare
"Suffering is a misfortune, as seen from the one side, and a discipline, as seen from the other." CSR
"Look for the truth - search for the good - hope for the best." Anon.
BE the change you want to see in your life." (M Gandhi)
"The triumph of evils occurs when good men do nothing." Edmund (Abrgd)
"When you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back into you." Neitzsche
"Just as a burden shared is a burden lessened, a sunbeam reflected is a shared brightness, multiplying itself in the glory of God." csr
"If your teeth bother you, don't worry. Just ignore them and they'll go away." csr
"Even our best and brightest would hang their heads in shame if their faults were written on their foreheads." Old Irish Proverb
"Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground." Jerry Bivens
"Man plans, God laughs." Anon.
( A bit more of my prose )
Your giving has allowed my living. Praying is something that can change a life, can rearrange a soul in strife.
All the days I am lost and afraid,
always do I find the glory of Your heart's rays
sent to warm, received with praise.
Or the coolness of the shade, Your aid to me
when I burn in the sand - without a tree
on this so risky land.
You only, have reached to me with Your hand
without a moment's thought -
and through this act of pure love I see
my life You caught, before I could fall.
For this, I thank You -
I thank You for it all.