It is often during the worst of times that we see the best of humanity–awakening
within the most ordinary of us that which is most sublime. I do not believe that it is circumstance
that produces such greatness any more than it is the canvas that makes the
artist. Adversity merely presents the surface on which we render our souls’ most exacting
likeness. It is in the darkest skies that stars are best seen

Richard Paul Evans


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