A Woman's Voice

COURAGE — November 13, 2010 by Dolores Ayotte

Posted in INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES AND ANECDOTES by doloresayotte on November 13, 2010


“Much of what we call evil is due entirely to the way men take the phenomenon.  It can so often be converted into a bracing and tonic good by a simple change of the sufferer’s inner attitude from one of fear to one of fight; its sting can so often depart and turn into a relish when, after vainly seeking to shun it, we agree to face about and bear it…” (William James)

“You can do what you want to do, accomplish what you want to accomplish, attain any reasonable objective you may have in mind – not all of a sudden, perhaps not in one swift and sweeping act of achievement – but you can do it gradually, day by day and play by play, if you want to do it, if you work to do it, over a sufficiently long period of time.” (William E. Holler)

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  1. Andrea said,

    It takes patience to reach a long term goal, but isn’t oh so sweet when it is achieved!

    • Andrea…yes it certainly does take both patience and courage to reach a long term goal, but with perseverance and a one-step at a time philosophy, it is achievable. The hard work it takes to achieve this goal is what makes the victory “so sweet” as you describe it to be. Life is a journey…

  2. Barbara Robinson said,

    Beautiful picture and inspiring quotes!

    • Thanks Barb….there are so many inspirational quotes full of wisdom and sage advice that I feel so honored to be able to draw from this wealth of knowledge and experience.

  3. hope_rising said,

    Miss D!

    I really like the Holler quote. And it’s so true, most achievements come with a lifetime of hard work, dedication and sacrafice.

    I really needed to read that today … thanks so much for putting it here.

    Beautiful picture… I have such a soft spot for the sun and the sea … just love that combination in pictures …

    have an awesome Sunday!

    LLL from HTH!

    • Hope…thanks so much for your positive feedback. I love these kinds of pictures too and when if comes to quotes and the wisdom they may offer…kind of renders me speechless! Enjoy your Sunday!:)

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