We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
—Winston Churchill (1874–1965) British Head of State, Political leader, Historian, Journalist, Author
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Fear is an emotion indispensable for survival.
—Hannah Arendt (1906–75) German Political Theorist
Self-preservation, nature’s first great law, all the creatures, except man, doth awe.
—Andrew Marvell (1621–78) English Metaphysical Poet
Nobody is stronger, nobody is weaker than someone who came back. There is nothing you can do to such a person because whatever you could do is less than what has already been done to him. We have already paid the price.
—Elie Wiesel (b.1928) Romanian-born American Writer, Professor, Political Activist