“ Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. ”
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
What is generally considered as failure deepens your experience of life far more than what you consider as success
The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.