Every flower must grow through dirt.
Laurie Jean Sennott
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
-Dylan Thomas, 1914 – 1953
Fear not! Life still
Leaves human effort scope
But, since life teems with ill,
Nurse no extravagant hope
-Mathew Arnold, Empedocles on Etna
He who would live must fight. He who doesn’t wish to fight in this world, where permanent struggle is the law of life, has not the right to exist.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.