Mental 27

    Ralph Waldo Emerson gave us both of the following quotes:

    “We acquire the strength we have overcome.”

    “We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.”

    Both are brilliant, and touch on the dedication and effort it takes to achieve strength- physical or mental- and also the restraint it takes to keep on a path that will support that strength.
    One without the other will only hold water for so long…