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The great spiritual challenge is to discover, over time, that the limited, conditional, and temporal love we receive from parents, husbands, wives, children, teachers, colleagues and friends are reflections of the unlimited, unconditional and everlasting love of God.

— Henri Nouwen  <link>

He could have placed streetlamps along all the pathways of wisdom, but then there would be no journey. Who would discover the secret passages, the hidden treasures, if all of us homed in straight for our destination?

— Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson (via)  <link>

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried.

— G.K. Chesterton  <link>

It’s not how hard you hit. It’s how hard you get hit…and keep moving forward.

— Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture  <link>

On Problems

Our choicest plans have fallen through,
our airiest castles tumbled over,
because of lines we neatly drew
and later neatly stumbled over.

—Piet Hein  <link>

Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back.

— Piet Hein  <link>