It is a wise person that adapts themselves to all contingencies; it's the fool who always struggles like a swimmer against the current.
Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.
Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.
If you're on thin ice, you might as well dance.
When I dig another out of trouble, the hole from which I lift him is the place where I bury my own.
We need tough days to drive us to our knees.
We all know that sponges grow in the ocean but I wander how much deeper the ocean would be if that wasn't the case.
Two frogs fell into a bowl of cream. One didn't panic, he relaxed and drowned. The other kicked and struggled so much that the cream turned to butter and he walked out.
There are times in everyone's life when something constructive is born out of adversity... when things seem so bad that you've got to grab your fate by the shoulders and shake it.
The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up.
The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them
Nothing bad ever happens without equal or growth
No one would ever have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in a storm.
In times of storm, the shallowness of the root structure is revealed.
There will be no crown bearers in heaven who are not cross bearers on earth.