We [Americans] cheerfully assume that in some mystic way love conquers all, that good outweighs evil in the just balances of the universe and that at the eleventh hour something gloriously triumphant will prevent the worst before it happens.
Once Around The Sun (1951)
The full-grown modern human being who seeks but refuge finds instead boredom and mental dissolution, unless he can be, even in his withdrawal, creative. He can find the quality of happiness in the strain and travail only of achievement and growth. And he is conscious of touching the highest pinnacle of fulfillment which his life-urges demand when his is consumed in the service of an idea, in the conquest of the goal pursued.
Reasons for anger
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
The only way to truly conquer something, as every great philosopher and geneticist will tell you, is to love it.
Born to Run
The only conquests which are permanent and leave no regrets are our conquest over ourselves.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
Conquest of Happiness (1930)
The conditions of conquest are always easy. We have but to toil awhile, endure awhile, believe always, and never turn back.
The true law of the race is progress and development. Whenever civilization pauses in the march of conquest, it is overthrown by the barbarian.
Egeria: Or, Voices of Thought and Counsel for the Woods and Wayside (1853).
Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.
Kindness is the noblest weapon to conquer with.