“Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens,
tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it.”
"The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of
that hope never entirely removes.”
"There is nothing final about a mistake, except its being taken as final."
"You can't have a better past."
"I came to feel that the most loving thing I could do for anyone was to tell them how it was with me and share my imperfections with them. When I did this, most people came back at me with what was deep within them."
"Don’t get hung up on a snag in the stream, my dear. Snags alone are not so dangerous—it’s the debris that clings to them that makes the trouble. Pull yourself loose and go on."
~Anne Shannon Monroe
"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you deal with it is what makes the difference."
"Never forget what is worth remembering or remember what is best forgotten."
"We grow through adversity. We need not seek it out; we can all look back at moments when our lives were in utter chaos, desolation and despair. Growth comes when we respond to adversity by stretching just an edge beyond our talent and experience."
~Dr. Robert D. Wald