Sometimes I feel proud of myself, not because

Sometimes I feel proud of myself, not because of any success I?ve achieved, but because I?m aware of all the difficulties that I have suffered or went through.

I?m an eyewitness at all the fear, weakness, frustration, failure, depression, refraction and bad luck moments that I?ve been through alone and which affected significantly but never was able to beat me for so long.

This is why I?m proud, because I?m here now stronger that yesterday, I’m still able to stand and continue on my way, still following up my dreams, still trying my best to build better future for me and my family and I will never ever give up!
— Shadi Kamal Kandil

What doesn’t kill you very often makes you

What doesn’t kill you very often makes you weaker. What doesn’t kill you can leave you limping for the rest of your days. What doesn’t kill you can make you scared to leave your house, or even your bedroom, and have you trembling, or mumbling incoherently, or leaning with your head on a window pane, wishing you could return to the time before the thing that didn’t kill you.
— Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive

For this will cure him that is sick,

For this will cure him that is sick, and rouse him that is in dumps; one that has loved, it will remember of it; one that has not, it will instruct. For there was never any yet that wholly could escape love, and never shall there be any, never so long as beauty shall be, never so long as eyes can see. But help me that God to write the passions of others; and while I write, keep me in my own right wits.
— Longus (Longos), Daphnis and Chloe : The Love Romances of Parthenius and other fragments