"What doesn't kill us makes us stronger."
— Friedrich Nietzsche
"Is despair an excellence or a defect? Purely dialectically, it is both. If only the abstract idea of despair is considered, without the thought of someone in despair, it must be regarded as a surpassing excellence. Consequently, to be able to despair is an infinite advantage over the beasts, and yet to be in despair is not only the worst misfortune and miseryŚno, it is ruination!"
— S°ren Kierkegaard
"Out of suffering emerge the strongest souls. The most massive characters are seared with scars."
— Kahlil Gibran
"In order for [my son] to be a responsible adult, he has to be miserable now!"
— Red, That '70s Show
Penny: Without that show, I have nothing!
Prudy: Having nothing builds character!
"Suffering is food for the soul. NOW SUFFER!"
— Evilene, The Wiz
I don't need luck though, I don't want it. I've always had to struggle and fight and that's made me strong. Its made me who I am.
— Zuko, Avatar: The Last Airbender
"No-one is born wise. We get that way only by enduring."
— Loghain, Dragon Age: Origins