Every man at some point in his life is going to lose a battle. He is going to fight and he is going to lose. But what makes him a man is at the midst of that battle he does not lose himself. This game is not over, this battle is not over.
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I can choose to indulge in my frustrations or I can choose to create a habit of happiness. It’s not easy but it’s worth the fight.
John Mayer (via johnmayersays)
It took her months to learn that she could get clean for more than a minute at a time. Consciously she looked out for resentment, self-cherishing, and envy. Over the years she formed the habit of deflecting them before the dug in. But she lived through those years in any case, and now she lived from the steady ground she won.
Annie Dillard, The Maytrees
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
Monsters are real, ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.
Stephan King (via voiceful)
The relentless climb, the pain and anguish of taking it to the next level, nobody takes pictures of that. Nobody wants to remember. We just wanna remember the view from the top, the breathtaking moment at the edge the world. That’s what keeps us climbing. And it’s worth the pain. That’s the crazy part. It’s worth anything.
Ellen Pompeo, Grey’s Anatomy
Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out - it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.
and if I stumble and if I stall /
and if I slip out and if I should fall /
and if I can’t be all that I could be /
Will you wait for me? /
Alexi Murdoch, Wait
One victory in a year stinks in the life of an administration. But it’s not the ones we lose that bother me, Leo. It’s the ones we don’t suit up for.
Richard Schiff, The West Wing
This is a giant block of whatever is most difficult for you to carry & trust me on this, you’ll carry it more times than you can count until you decide that’s exactly what you want to do most & then it won’t weigh a thing anymore.
Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won you earn it and win it in every generation.
Coretta Scott King
For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die.
That which causes us trials shall yield us triumph: and that which make our hearts ache shall fill us with gladness. The only true happiness is to learn, to advance, and to improve: which could not happen unless we had commence with error, ignorance, and imperfection. We must pass through the darkness, to reach the light.
She has a choice. She can either accept a life of misery or she can struggle against it. And she chooses to struggle…she fails in the end but there’s something beautiful and even heroic in her rebellion.
Kate Winslet, Little Children
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