"The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be." "Take your duty, and be strong in it, as God will make you strong. The harder it is, the stronger in fact you will be. Understand, also, that the great question here is, not what you will get, but what you will become. The greatest wealth you can ever get will be in yourself. Take your burdens and troubles and losses and wrongs, if come they must and will, as your opportunity, knowing that God has girded you for greater things than these." "It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is often simple patience."
"Habits are to the soul what the veins and arteries are to the blood, the courses in which it moves." Horace Bushnell