Anxiety, Fear and Courage
I saw a delicate flower had grown up two feet high, between the horses' path and the wheeltrack. An inch more to right or left had sealed its fate, or an inch higher; and yet it lived to flourish as much as if it had a thousand acres of untrodden space around it, and never knew the danger it incurred. It did not borrow trouble, nor invite an evil fate by apprehending it.
-- Henry David Thoreau
This, Too, Shall Pass Away
Are thou in misery, brother? Then I pray
-- Paul Hamilton Hayne
The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
-- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
-- Marie Curie
The little cares that fretted me,
Among the lowing of the herds,
The foolish fears of what may pass,
Among the husking of the corn
Do not anxiously expect what has not yet come. Do not vainly regret what is already past.
Out of the night that covers me,
In the fell clutch of circumstance
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
It matters not how strait the gate,
-- William Ernest Henley
It is now what you have lost, but what you have left that counts.
-- Harold Russell
It Couldn't Be Done
There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
-- Edgar A. Guest