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Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.

Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.

To act with common sense according to the moment, is the best wisdom I know; and the best philosophy is to do one's duties, take the world as it comes, submit respectfully to one's lot; bless the goodness that has given us so much happiness with it, whatever it is; and despise affectation.

To exist is to adapt, and if one could not adapt, one died and made room for those who could.

To expect life to be tailored to our specifications is to invite frustration.

To oppose something is to maintain it.

To shun one's cross is to make it heavier.

Very few live by choice. Every man is placed in his present condition by causes which acted without his foresight, and with which he did not always willingly cooperate; and therefore you will rarely meet one who does not think the lot of his neighbor better than his own.

Vex not thy spirit at the course of things; they heed not thy vexation. How ludicrous and outlandish is astonishment at anything that may happen in life.

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.

We cannot conquer fate and necessity, yet we can yield to them in such a manner as to be greater than if we could.

We do not write as we want, but as we can.

We have fought this fight as long, and as well as we know how. We have been defeated. For us, as a Christian people, there is now but one course to pursue. We must accept the situation.

We may fail of our happiness, strive we ever so bravely; but we are less likely to fail if we measure with judgment our chances and our capabilities.

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

We must like what we have when we don't have what we like.

We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided.

We win half the battle when we make up our minds to take the world as we find it, including the thorns

What cannot be avoided, t'were childish weakness to lament or fear.

What has always made a hell on earth has been that man has tried to make it his heaven.


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