Bitter criticism caused the sensitive thomas hardy, one of the finest novelists ever to enrich english literature, to give up forever the writing of fiction. Criticism drove thomas chatterton, the english poet, to suicide. . . . Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.
The more we let god take us over, the more truly ourselves we become - because he made us. he invented us. he invented all the different people that you and i were intended to be. . .it is when i turn to christ, when i give up myself to his personality, that i first begin to have a real personality of my own.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.When you're down to nothing, god is up to something. The faithful see the invisible, believe the incredible and then receive the impossible.Where liberty dwells there is my country.
Who can be sure that jean valjean had not been on the verge of losing heart and giving up the struggle? In loving he recovered his strength. But the truth is that he was no less vulnerable than cosette. He protected her and she sustained him. Thanks to him she could go forward into life, and thanks to her he could continue virtous. He was the child's support and she his mainstay. Sublime, unfathomable marvel of the balance of destiny!
Never give up no matter what is going on never give up develop the heart too much energy in your country is spent developing the mind instead of the heart be compassionate not just to your friends but to everyone be compassionate work for peace in your heart and in the world work for peace and i say again never give up no matter what is going on around you never give up
In their struggle for the ethical good, teachers of religion must have the stature to give up the doctrine of a personal god, that is, give up that source of fear and hope which in the past placed such vast power in the hands of priests. In their labors they will have to avail themselves of those forces which are capable of cultivating the good, the true, and the beautiful in humanity itself. This is, to be sure, a more difficult but an incomparably more worthy task.