Saturday, October 21, 2006

Awesome Quotes

I just talked to some old friends from college, and it was wonderful hearing their voices. Some of them I hadn't been in touch with in a very long time. It just so happened that the friend I called was at a party with all these other friends. Anyways, I think it helps me, talking with old friends gives me extra strength to make it through these difficult times.

I'd like to share some quotes that really resonate with me. They mostly deal with adversity and suffering.
  • "Know how sublime a thing it is to suffer and be strong."
  • "All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming." Helen Keller
  • "He who has hope has everything."
  • "He who suffers much will know much."
  • "Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before."
  • "Determination, patience, and courage are the only things needed to improve any situation."
  • "Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory."
  • "Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict."
  • "The mind is everything. What you think you become."
  • "A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner."
And with that battery of quotes, I'm ready to murderate this illness! Hooray!

9 comments:

SKY said...

Those are some nice quotes. I think I needed some encouragement and hope right now so thanks for putting them up.

Sebastien said...

Sky, I'm glad they helped you too! Hope things are ok.

nicole said...

I like that one by Helen Keller.

Sebastien said...

Yeah it's a great one, especially coming from someone like her.

WAT said...

"He who sufferes much will know much."

No wonder I'm so damn smart.

:)

Sebastien said...

Haha, I feel the same way WAT! Well, at least it's a nice thing to believe.

Sonja said...

Hey Sebastien!
I can relate to your health struggles! I have fibromyalgia and an autoimmune disease, both chronic, and they have impacted the way I live my life. Fortunately I enjoy writing very much. I got your name from Shaymus' comment area. Isn't his blog a hoot! Check out my blog and if you want we can link to each other's blogs. I like yours, it has lots of variety and obviously you put a lot of thought into your entries.

imhelendt said...

Whatever the struggle, continue the climb, it may only be one more step to the summit.

Sebastien said...

Sonja: I'm sorry to hear of your own health struggles :(
You have a wonderful site! Thanks for the compliments by the way! I ran over to your blog and left a couple messages.

Imhelendt: Thank you for that, it's wonderful hearing things like that. When your mind is full of such thoughts, success becomes much more tangible and possible.