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Sometimes, that means you must accept the unacceptable, in order to move with it and take charge over it. Only then can you redirect whatever is aimed at you towards your desired result.

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.

The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.

The best thing we can do is to make wherever we're lost look as much like home as we can.

The English know how to make the best of things. Their so-called muddling through is simply skill at dealing with the inevitable.

The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That's all you have to do. Change is not something you do, it's something you allow.

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.

The grass must bend when the wind blows across it.

The great soul surrenders itself to fate.

The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.

The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambitions.

The happy and efficient people in this world are those who accept trouble as a normal detail of human life and resolve to capitalize it when it comes along.

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.

The mind which renounces, once and forever, a futile hope, has its compensations in ever-growing calm.

The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.

The most beautiful thing is inevitability of events, and the most ugly thing is trying to resist inevitability.

The most popular persons are those who take the world as it is, who find the least fault.

The point... is to dwell upon the brightest parts in every prospect, to call off the thoughts when turning upon disagreeable objects, and strive to be pleased with the present circumstances.


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