For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
—Mary Kay Ash (1918–2001) American Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Topics: Adversity, Action, Failure, Success & Failure, Entrepreneurs
Childhood is the fiery furnace in which we are melted down to essentials and that essential shaped for good.
—Katherine Anne Porter (1890–1980) American Journalist, Essayist, Short Story Writer, Novelist, Activist
To be angry about trifles is mean and childish; to rage and be furious is brutish; and to maintain perpetual wrath is akin to the practice and temper of devils; but to prevent and suppress rising resentment is wise and glorious, is manly and divine.
—Isaac Watts (1674–1748) English Hymn writer
Topics: Anger, Forgiveness
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.
—Hermann Hesse (1877–1962) German-born Swiss Poet, Novelist, Painter, Short Story Writer, Essayist