“When you discipline yourself to do what is hard, you gain access to a realm of results that are denied everyone else. The willingness to do what is difficult is like having a key to a special private treasure room.” …Continue reading →
“Strength and struggle go together. The supreme reward of struggle is strength. Life is a battle and the greatest joy is to overcome. The pursuit of easy things makes men weak. Do not equip yourselves with superior power and hope …Continue reading →
“Thus when one is happy and positive; and truly believes in himself or herself, great achievements lie ahead. Throughout life, in my heart and soul, I wanted to explore the world – to reach into the unknown, to travel beyond …Continue reading →
“Teach him he must deny himself.” Robert E. Lee to a mother who asked him to bless her son, as quoted in Charles Roland, Reflections on Lee: A Historian’s Assessment (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2003), p. 117.
“This much is clear then: life is not granted to us to please us or to satisfy our telestial ideas of what life should be, but rather it is to develop and refine us. In addition, the acquiring of godly …Continue reading →