Favorite Quotations ~  Survival, 3 Mindful Living

"Courage is the price Life extracts for granting peace." ~ Amelia Earhart

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I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to say definitely what is and what is not possible. ~ Henry Ford

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.  ~ Maya Angelou

No coward soul is mine. ~ Emily Bronte>

Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge rather than competence. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

To me there are three things everyone should do every day. Number one is laugh. Number two--spend some time in thought. Number three, you should have your emotions move you to tears. If you laugh, think, and cry, that's a heck of a day. ~ Jim Valvano

Your heaviest artillery will be your will to live. Keep that big gun going. ~ Norman Cousins

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. ~ Anais Nin

Man's rise or fall, success or failure, happiness or unhappiness depends on his attitude... a man's attitude will create the situation he imagines. ~ Muhammad Ali

Change is difficult but often essential to survival. ~ Les Brown

Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves. ~ Carol Pearson

The more serious the illness, the more important it is for you to fight back, mobilizing all your resources -- spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical. ~ Norman Cousins

After eighty, there are no enemies, only survivors. ~ David Ben-Gurion

All women are strong. My mother survived Auschwitz, and fear wasn't an option when we were growing up. If we were afraid of the dark, we were put into the closet until we weren't. ~ Diane von Furstenberg

As a healthy survivor, I’ve worked hard to find a healthy balance—knowing when to pay attention to my illness and knowing when I can let it fade into the background. ~ Wendy Schlessel Harpham