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"Courage, dear heart!..."

...But no one except Lucy knew that as it circled the mast it had whispered to her, "Courage, dear heart..."

Fools look to tomorrow; wise men use tonight.
- Scottish proverb

Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other. ~Samuel Johnson

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. ~Mark Twain

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave. ~Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar, 1894

Strength, justice, and the muses... -Yourcenar


"In This Mountain by Jan Karon"~p.145-160...O.W.Holmes

"In This Mountain by Jan Karon"~p.145-160...

...to reach the port of heaven we must sometimes sail with the wind and sometimes against it--but we must sail and not drift, nor lie at anchor - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Full quote here under his picture: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Oliver_Wendell_Holmes,_Sr.


Lethe ~ to forget the bitter, to finally understand...

Reading Purgatorio - last canto: the river is a means ordained by God to forget the bitter aspects of sin ~ and to remember instead the associated good that was brought about. AIM: Understand the broader plan or ultimately good of God in all things.

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