“Life is a storm.
Bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next.
What makes you a warrior is what you do when that storm comes.
You must look into the storm and shout as you did when you were born…
‘Do your worst…for I will do mine.’
Then the fates will know you as we know you…as one who came to stand for integrity.”
*This is a paraphrased version of a birthday speech from “The Count of Monte Cristo.”