All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them, but confront them. Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you; grasp it boldly and its spines crumble.
- William S. Halsey, WWII U.S. Admiral
You cannot hope to build a better world without improving individuals.
- Marie Curie, Nobel winning chemist
It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand days as a lamb.
- Roman proverb
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.
- Corrie Ten Boom, author and human rights activist
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
- James Oppenheim, short-story writer, novelist, poet
In this fregard, see "Acres of Diamonds" by H. Russell Cromwell