When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way. - Brida (1990)

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The wise are wise only because they love. - As quoted in Elders on Love: Dialogues on the Consciousness, Cultivation, and Expression of Love (1999) by Kenneth R. Lakritz and Thomas M. Knoblauch

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Unsourced variant: The wise are wise only because they love. The fools are fools only because they think they can understand love.

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Terror, terror, terror. Life was a reign o terror in the shadow of the guillotine. - The Devil and Miss Prym‎ [O Demônio e a srta Prym] (2000), p. 86

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There is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for. - As quoted in Honor Your Gifts (2007) by Dona M. Deane, p. 199

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You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it. - As quoted in Publishing Tips : Weekly Strategies for the Independent Writer‎ (2008) by Linda A. Lavid, p. 57

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We warriors of light must be prepared to have patience in difficult times and to know the Universe is conspiring in our favor, even though we may not understand how. - Introduction, p. xi

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I ask myself: are defeats necessary? Well, necessary or not, they happen. When we first begin fighting for a dream, we have no experience and make mistakes. The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times. - Introduction, p. xi

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If you come here, you will find a hidden treasure. - The child in the shepherd's dream, p. 14

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I told you that your dream was a difficult one. It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them. - This has sometimes been paraphrased: "The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them."

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