Responsibility does not only lie with the leaders of our countries or with those who have been appointed or elected to do a particular job. It lies with each of us individually. Peace, for example, starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us.
“People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains,
at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers,
at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars,
and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.”
I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word and thought throughout our lifetime.
— Elisabethe Kubler-Ross
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
— Helen Keller
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of
throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better.
— Barbara Pletcher
What keeps us alive, what allows us to endure?
I think it is the hope of loving,
or being loved.
– Meister Eckhart