We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.
Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, – for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it – not in a set way and ostentatiously, though, but incidentally and without premeditation.
The strongest natures, when they are influenced, submit the most unreservedly: it is perhaps a sign of their strength.
My attitude is, if you push me toward something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.
A nation’ s strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others.