“ Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad. ”
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to "die before you die" --- and find that there is no death.
Being fit for life means- hardness in the body, sharpness in your mind & softness in your heart.