All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In creating the world, God extended the astounding gift of existence to something other than himself, which, necessarily, means to something less than perfect. Tucker Landy
Live up to the best that is in you: Live noble lives, as you all may, in whatever condition you may find yourselves.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.