Seen at wordsmith.org:
“What is to give light must endure burning.” -Viktor Frankl, author, neurologist and psychiatrist, Holocaust survivor (1905-1997)
Of all of his qualifications I believe it is being a “Holocaust survivor” that makes him most qualified to make such a comment. May the world never again experience such inhumanity toward anyone.
I tend to agree with his comment. The strongest steel requires forging in a very hot fire. Hearts that have never been broken may not truly know what it feels like to be heart-broken. Empathy and compassion are often greatly aided by shared similar experiences.