The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.
~ Alyson Noel
Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
~ Winston Churchill
When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger, but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger.
~ Mark Rutherford
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, always do what you are afraid to do.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.
~ Harper Lee
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
~ Vincent Van Gogh
There’s something depressing about a young couple helplessly in love. Their state is so perfect, it must be doomed. They project such qualities on their lover that only disappointment can follow.
~ Roger Ebert
Black is not sad. Bright colors are what depresses me. They’re so… empty. Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not.
~ Ann Demeulemeester
Depression makes me hate the world, but it gives me a million things to think.
~ Richard Hancock
I no longer pursue happiness, for it alludes me in every occasion. It is as if I’m trying to find something that is invisible, and sometimes I can’t help to wonder if I’m the only one who it is oblivious to.
~ Dave Guerrero
I can’t think of anything when I’m depressed. I just want to be alone.
~ James Smith
Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling. People who keep stiff upper lips find that it’s damn hard to smile.
~ Judith Guest
Depression is nourished by a lifetime of ungrieved and unforgiven hurts.
~ Penelope Sweet
When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children, even if we love them, they show us the state of our decay.
~ Brian W. Aldiss
For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been.”
~ John Greenleaf Whittier
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
~ George Bernard Shaw
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
~ Dr. Seuss
For a long time it seemed to me that real life was about to begin, but there was always some obstacle in the way. Something had to be got through first, some unfinished business; time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
~ Bette Howland
The pleasures of the world are deceitful; they promise more than they give. They trouble us in seeking them, they do not satisfy us when possessing them and they make us despair in losing them.
~ Madame de Lambert
When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life you have a thousand reasons to smile.