"I have found power in the mysteries of thought, exaltation in the changing of the Muses; I have been versed in the reasonings of men; but Fate is stronger than anything I have known." -Euripides, Alcestis, 438 B.C.
"Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver."
"Wisdom comes through suffering.
Trouble, with its memories of pain,
Drips in our hearts as we try to sleep"
"On me the tempest falls. It does not make me tremble. O holy Mother Earth, O air and sun, behold me. I am wronged."
The uncertainty of life and the certainty of death unite all of us who come to this existence on this blue planet. Experiences vary but death reaches us all. Perhaps there can be solidarity in this knowledge. Being aware of our fragile existence can drive us to a more gentler and kinder humanity. The wisdom that comes from "the curriculum of misfortune."
Human Gods are as fragile as the human minds they come from. Our gods are as fragile as we are.
"It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted...He who learns must suffer."
'Life is the hesitation between exclamation and a question.
Doubt is resolved by a period.'