But the human body has an enormous capacity for adjusting to trying circumstances. I have found that one can bear the unbearable if one can keep one's spirits strong even when one's body is being tested. Strong convictions are the secret of surviving deprivation; your spirit can be full even when your stomach is empty.
Source: Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela Tag: The International Bestseller, Pages: 416
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