— George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633
„Suffering makes us capable of the full force of the Master of Delight; it makes us capable also to bear the utter play of the Master of Power. Pain is the key that opens the gates of strength; it is the high-road that leads to the city of beatitude.“
— Sri Aurobindo Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet 1872 - 1950
— Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
„One who in accordance with these notes will take pains in selecting his method of construction, may count upon having something that will last.“
— Vitruvius Roman writer, architect and engineer -80 - -15 a.C.
Chapter VIII, Sec. 8