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For Whatever Reason

For whatever reason God chose to make man as he is—limited and suffering and subject to sorrows and death—he had the honesty and courage to take his own medicine. Whatever game he is playing with his creation, he has kept his own rules and played fair. He can exact nothing from man that he has not exacted from himself. He has himself gone through the whole human experience, from the trivial irritations of family life and the cramping restrictions of hard work and lack of money to the worst horrors of pain and humiliation, defeat, despair, and death. When he was a man, he played the man. He was born in poverty and died in disgrace and thought it well worthwhile.

— Dorothy L. Sayers  <link>

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

— Winston Churchill  <link>

Life is mostly froth and bubble.
Two things stand like stone,
Kindness in another’s trouble,
Courage in your own.

— Author unknown  <link>

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

— Anaïs Nin  <link>

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to ones courage.

— Anaïs Nin  <link>

The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt.

— Paul Tillich, last line of The Courage to Be  <link>

Courage can show us what being is, and being can show us what courage is.

— Paul Tillich, The Courage to Be  <link>