What a poor, impoverished world it would be that had no weeds to defy man's narrow idea of order or to suggest new possibilities to our too-limited minds. Who can calculate the strength we receive when we see and identify with a dandelion growing from a crack in the sidewalk to bloom brightly amid adversity? It makes me feel that I should be capable of just a bit more, when I see what weeds accomplish on what little they receive.
The fact that we were a free people, that we were not a military nation, brought upon us the contempt and ridicule of some of the great armed powers, because they thought we were helpless. They did not understand that underlying this apparent peacefulness, in this great land, there was a fixed determination that men should be free: that God himself had written it, as it were, by his own finger, in the Constitution of our great government.
Not only does inspiration from the Lord compensate for want of facts; it also induces men by self-discipline, to conform in their personal conduct and in their dealings one with another to the highest standards they know. In other words, it gives men the capacity which distinguishes wisdom from knowledge.
Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
We live by encouragement and die without it - slowly, sadly, angrily.
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