In the Wake of Tragedy – Remembering the Victims in Connecticut


“Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.” – Robert Francis Kennedy

“Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.” – William James

“Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.” – Unknown

“If we climb high enough, we will reach a height from which tragedy ceases to look tragic.” – Irwin Yalom

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.” – Mahatma Ghandi


“Life is filled with unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek those answers that continues to give meaning to life. You can spend your life wallowing in despair, wondering why you were the one who was led towards the road strewn with pain, or you can be grateful that you are strong enough to survive it.” – J.D. Stoube

“Everybody going to be dead one day, just give them time.” – Neil Gaiman

“When a man is in despair, it means that he still believes in something.” – Dmitri Shostakovich

“Even death has a heart.” – Markus Zuzak

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell

“Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.” – Mitch Albom

“Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.” – Unknown


“Instead of weeping when a tragedy occurs in a songbird’s life, it sings away its grief. I believe we could well follow the pattern of our feathered friends.” – William Shakespeare

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” – Unknown

“Tragedy is a representation of action that is worthy of serious attention, complete in itself and of some magnitude – bringing about by means of pity and fear the purging of such emotions.” – Aristotle

“A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.” – George Orwell

“Embrace each day, realizing it is a present sent with love from above.” – Uknown

No More Tears
No More Anger
No More Bloodshed

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