A destiny to gain, only by selling all for the true calling
When nothing seems to help, I go and look at the stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it – but all that had gone before.
Nothing can resist the human will which will stake even its existence on the extent of its purpose.
The possibility that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause which we believe to be just.
A life not tested is not worth living.
The world can use these words, I know this now. Every man gives his life for what he believes, every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometimes, people believe in little or nothing, and yet they give their lives to that little or nothing. One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. And then it's gone. But to surrender what you are and live without belief is more terrible than dying, even more terrible than dying young.
Joan of Arc