A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Nothing should be done for spite's sake.
Spite and ill-nature are among the most expensive luxuries in life.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.
Spite is a little word, but it represents as strange a jumble of feelings and compound of discords, as any polysyllable in the language.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
A Rattlesnake, if Cornered will become so angry it will bite itself. That is exactly what the harboring of hate and resentment against others is -- a biting of oneself. We think we are harming others in holding these spites and hates, but the deeper harm is to ourselves.
Many believe - and I believe - that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up; I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.
Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.
Don't cut off your nose yourself.
You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.
To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed That can make life a garden.
In spite of all the yearnings of men, no one can produce a single fact or reason to support the belief in God and in personal immortality.
Even so, one step from my grave,
I believe that cruelty, spite,
The powers of darkness will in time
Be crushed by the spirit of light.
When, to gratify a private appetite, it is once resolved upon that an ignorant and helpless creature shall be sacrificed, it is an easy matter to pick up sticks enough from any thicket where it has strayed, to make a fire to offer it up with.
In spite of everything, I shall rise again
I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
Jazz is music made by and for people who have chosen to feel good in spite of conditions.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.
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