There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position, and be bruised in a new place.
There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire,
which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity;
but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others, however humble.
How easy it is for one benevolent being to diffuse pleasure around him; and how truly is a kind heart a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity to freshen into smiles!
Nothing impresses the mind with a deeper feeling of loneliness than to tread the silent and deserted scene of former flow and pageant.
Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
- Caroline Kennedy American Author
- Ernest Hemingway American Author
- Garrison Keillor American Author, Humorist
- Nathaniel Parker Willis American Author, Poet, Editor
- Helen Keller American Author
- Robert Fulghum American Unitarian Universalist Author
- Bill Bryson American Humorist, Author
- Elisabeth Elliot American Christian Author
- Dale Carnegie American Author
- Jim Bishop American Journalist, Author