The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in 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. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.
~ Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; True nobility is being superior to your former self.