Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Any fool can know. The point is to understand. The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back. By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. Turn your wounds into wisdom.