"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destiny."- C.S. Lewis
"A crisis doesn’t make a man; it shows what a man is made of."
- Warren Wiersbe
"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."
- Maya Angelou
"Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous."
– George Bernard Shaw
"You fearful saints fresh courage take, the clouds you so much dread are big with mercy and will break in blessings on your head."
"The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives."
- Albert Schweitzer
"Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid."
- Frederick Buechner
"Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight."
- St. Augustine
"My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not a call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?"
- C. S. Lewis
"If you don't feel pain, you won't feel anything else."
- Gillian Rose, in her unfinished Paradiso
"Faith is not to get you out of a hard place but to change your heart in the hard place."
- David Wilkerson, Founder of Teen Challenge