Quote of the Day

The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.  But those that will not break, it kills.  It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially – Ernest Hemmingway

Think about this.  If you can’t be broken, you can’t be made stronger.

About vonMesser

Retired from the US Navy (21 years) and state (20 years). Recently remarried after being widowed for 5 years. 2 daughters, and a step-daughter, all functioning adults). Graduated from college after the Navy with BA in Education, psychology, Economics, History and Political Science. Teach Hunter Safety for Washington (since 1991) and do historical reenactments for Civil War, WW-1and WW-2.
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5 Responses to Quote of the Day

  1. Popular Front says:

    If you are unbroken, mentally.spiritually or physically you don’t NEED to be made stronger.

  2. Blessed B. says:

    To bend like a reed which ever way the wind blows…..

    Can’t say though that the world doesn’t break everyone…..nobody is unbreakable whether mentally, spiritually or physically. I think there are very few individuals that can bend like the reed nowadays.

    Life is a learning experience. Hardships make us stronger. Hopefully we learn from them the first time so that we don’t have to re-learn the lesson over and over again.

  3. upaces88 says:

    Blessed B., I have always thought that way. The greatest pains have taught me more vs. the times everything was just static and day-by-day the same thing.

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  5. I.R. Wayright says:

    Sign on the wall of my new workshop/garage.
    “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger, Except for bears, bears will kill you.”
    With a large grizzly bear illustration.