the same fire that melts the butter hardens the egg

the same fire that melts the butter hardens the egg

The same experience will trigger different reactions in people (perhaps toughening some and causing others to weaken or fail). A: "How is Casey completely fine after the car accident, and I'm still terrified to drive?" B: "Well, the same fire that melts the butter hardens the egg, you know. It's OK to feel differently than she does."
See also: butter, egg, fire, harden, melt, same, that
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