What is required of us is that we love the difficult and learn to deal with it. In the difficult are the friendly forces, the hands that work on us. Right in the difficult we must have our joys, our happiness, our dreams: there against the depth of this background, they stand out, there for the first time we see how beautiful they are.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1963) German poet
Selected Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke (1960)

Added on 5-May-08 | Last updated 5-May-08
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