"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. "

ALCOHOLICS, ANONYMOUS PRAYER - this Serenity Prayer is the common name for an originally untitled prayer by twentieth century Ameri

"Hope is like a magic wand that whisks away your troubles and fulfills all your dreams and courage is like a golden key that opens a special door and gives you a brand new life."


"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face."


"Be true to the strength within your own heart then you can never go wrong."


"Sometimes the paths we take are long and hard, but remember those are often the ones that lead to the most beautiful views. Have the courage to make that journey."


"To sail around the world at 16 is remarkable. It's inspirational for the country and, in a sense, represents the spirit of Australia. "


"This weather may break our hearts but it will not break our will."


"Stories of heroism stir in each of us a profound admiration, a sense of wonder at the sheer daring of the human spirit, unleashed against adversity. Our heroes inspire and bless us, urging us to new strengths and greater feats in our own pathways."

QUENTIN, BRYCE - foreword Journey to Tobruk, Louise Austin

"I have a conviction that it's only when you are put at full stretch that you can realise your full potential. "


"All you see is me
And all I truly believe
That I was born to try"

DELTA, GOODREM - Born to Try

"These days I love to take in the sunset because every time I do so I remember how lucky I am to be alive. That's a great relationship to have with the setting sun. "

LINCOLN, HALL - Dead Lucky

"The mountain is a mirror, where climbers look to find themselves. They discover their frailty, take heart from their strengths, drink deep of the insights. "

LINCOLN, HALL - Dead Lucky

"Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone,
KINDNESS in another's trouble,
COURAGE in your own."

ADAM, LINDSAY GORDON - Ye Wearie Wayfarer

" We feel our crosses hard at times, but our courage should rise with them. "


"God give me the courage to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know it's me. "

BRONNIE, MARQUARDT - my version of the Serenity Prayer

"There are places you can only get to by sea, and there are places you can only get to by being at sea. "


"Fallen into a crevasse:
Exhausted, weak and chilled (for my hands were bare and pounds of snow had got inside my clothing) I hung with firm conviction that all was over except the passing. Below was a black chasm; it would be but the work of the moment to slip from the harness, then all the pain and toil would be over. It was a rare situation, a rare temptation ? a chance to quit small things for great ? to pass from the petty exploration of a planet to the contemplation of vaster worlds beyond. But there was all eternity for the last and, at its longest, the present would be but short. I felt better for the thought.

SIR DOUGLAS, MAWSON - The Home of the Blizzard

"The worst thing about being an inspiration is that you have to be perfect... I am a normal person with only normal courage. Some people who should know better have tried to give me a halo."


"If you can let go of that fear in life then you can do anything. It allows you to really let go and chase the things you really want to do in your life and live out the life you were born to live. "