Carving

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?

~ Kahlil Gibran

Heart

Before you embark on any path ask the question, does this path have a heart? If the answer is no, you will know it and then you must choose another path. The trouble is that nobody asks the question. And when a man finally realizes that he has taken a path without a heart the path is ready to kill him.

~ Carlos Castaneda

Courage, part 2

Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.

~ Amelia Earhart

Courage, part 1

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

~ Anais Nin

Courage

Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

~ Ambrose Redmoon

Courage

Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.

~ John Wayne

Courage

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absense of fear.

~ Mark Twain