We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us -- how we can take it, what we do with it -- and that is what really counts in the end. How to take the raw stuff of life and make it a thing of worth and beauty -- that is the test of living.
A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last.
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.