Walter Anderson, German Writer ( October 10, 1885 - August 23, 1962 )

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Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.~Walter Anderson

Life Moving On Character

We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone - but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.~Walter Anderson

Love Trust Joy

I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life.~Walter Anderson

Life Attitude May

Good listeners, like precious gems, are to be treasured.~Walter Anderson

Good Precious Gems

Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.~Walter Anderson

Risk Chance Difficult