What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes.” ― Alexandre Dumas

“There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life. 
" Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'Wait and Hope.” ― Alexandre Dumas

There is wisdom in his words, yet the 'wait and hope' idea can't contain surrender or purified works of the heart. Flying blind and acceptance are the sonic echoes between two mirrors.

Friedrich Nietzsche said that if a thing doesn't kill us that only makes us stronger. There is wisdom in his words, but he didn't add in that even if it does kill us, it also makes us stronger.

It's not what happens to us, it's what we do with it.