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Nothing you write, if you hope to be any good, will ever come out as you first hoped.

Often the prudent, far from making their destinies, succumb to them.

One cannot get through life without pain. ... What we can do is choose how to use the pain life presents to us.

One completely overcomes only what one assimilates.

One does not have to stand again the gale. One yields and becomes part of the wind.

One learns to adapt to the land in which one lives.

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is that things are what they are and will be what they will be.

One's first step in wisdom is to question everything; one's last is to come to terms with everything.

Ours must be the first age whose great goal, on a nonmaterial plane, is not fulfillment but adjustment.

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.

Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.

People are lucky and unlucky not according to what they get absolutely, but according to the ratio between what they get and what they have been led to expect.

Practice easing your way along. Don't get het up or in a dither. Do your best; take it as it comes. You can handle anything if you think you can. Just keep your cool and your sense of humor.

Real life is, to most men, a long second-best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible; but the world of pure reason knows no compromise, no practical limitations, no barrier to the creative activity.

Resistance causes pain and lethargy. It is when we practice acceptance that new possibilities appear.

Results are what you expect; consequences are what you get.

Ride the horse in the direction that it's going.

Science says: "We must live," and seeks the means of prolonging, increasing, facilitating and amplifying life, of making it tolerable and acceptable; wisdom says: "We must die," and seeks how to make us die well.

Self-complacency is fatal to progress.

She had believed the land was her enemy, and she struggled against it, but you could not make war against a land any more than you could against the sea. One had to learn to live with it, to belong to it, to fit into its seasons and its ways.

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