Madeleine L’Engle

If we are not willing to fail, we will not accomplish anything.  – Madeleine L’Engle

I consider trial by jury as the only anchor

“I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.”  Thomas Jefferson  

You may not

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” –Maya Angelou  

Courage is

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” –Winston Churchill

I love those

“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.” – Thomas Paine

Tough times

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” –Robert H. Schuller

A problem is

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”—Duke Ellington

He knows not

“He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.” –William Samuel Johnson

Obstacles don’t have to

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you.  If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up.  Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” –Michael Jordan

When everything seems

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” –Henry Ford