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 (1899-1961) American writer
A Farewell to Arms, ch. 34 (1929)
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