When a man is determined, what can stop him?
Cripple him and you have a Sir Walter Scott. Put him in a prison cell and you have a John Bunyan. Bury him in the snows of Valley Forge and you have a George Washington.
Have him born in abject poverty and we have Lincoln. Put him in the grease pit of a locomotive roundhouse and you have a Walter Chrysler. Make him second fiddle in an obscure South African orchestra and you have a Toscanini.
The hardships of life are sent not by an unkind destiny to crush us, but to challenge.
- Sam E. Roberts