"I may going to hell in a bucket,but at least I"m enjoying the ride."

—The Grateful Dead

"Sit in the fire long enoughand purification does happen."

—Nancy Jane

"Life is thickly sown with thorns,and I know no other remedythan to pass quickly through them.The longer we dwell on our misfortunes,the greater is their power to harm us."


"You can complain because roses have thorns,or you can rejoice because thorns have roses."


"When sorrows come, they come not single spies,But in battalions!"


"Challenges are what make life interesting;overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."

—Joshua J. Marine

"That which does not kill me makes me stronger."

—Friedrich Nietzsche

"A wounded deer—leaps highest."

—Emily Dickinson

"When written in Chinese,the word crisis is composed of two characters.One represents dangerand the other represents opportunity."

—John F. Kennedy

"Most of the important things in the worldhave been accomplished by peoplewho have kept on tryingwhen there seemed to be no hope at all."

—Dale Carnegie

"What is to give light must endure burning."

—Viktor Frankl

"The problem is not that there are problems.The problem is expecting otherwise, andthinking that having problems is a problem."

—Theodore Rubin

"Problems are only opportunities in work clothes."

—Henry Kaiser

"Adversity is the path to truth."

—Lord Byron

"If fortune turns against you,even jelly breaks your tooth."

—Anonymous (Persian Proverb)

"There is no wind that always blows a storm."


"If you are distressed by anything external,the pain is not due to the thing itself, butto your own estimate of it; and thisyou have the power to revoke at any moment."

—Marcus Aurelius

"The more we relax into the contractions,the less pain we feel."

—Gloria Karpinski

"Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask,'Why me?' And the voice says,'Nothing personal,your name just happened to come up.'"

—Charlie Brown, Peanuts

"If you're going through hell, keep going."

—Winston Churchill