R is for Resilience

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In honor of those in Boston and law enforcement who everyday put their lives on the line to keep us safe.

Nothing baffles the schemes of evil people so much as the calm composure of great souls. (Comte de Mirabeau)

The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.  (Napoleon Hill)

There exist some evils so terrible and some misfortunes so horrible that we dare not think of them, whilst their very aspect makes us shudder; but if they happen to fall on us, we find ourselves stronger than we imagined, we grapple with our ill luck, and behave better than we expected we should.  (Jean de La Bruyere)

Someone was hurt before you, wronged before you, hungry before you, frightened before you, beaten before you, humiliated before you, raped before you…yet, someone survived…You can do anything you choose to do. (Maya Angelou)

Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.  (Bern William)

That which does not destroy, strengthens.  (Friedrich Nietzsche)