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The real world is not easy to live in. It is rough; it is slippery. Without the most clear-eyed adjustments we fall and get crushed.

The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering.

The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm ... to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.

The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it emotionally.

The unknown is what it is. And to be frightened of it is what sends everybody scurrying around chasing dreams, illusions, wars, peace, love, hate, all that. Unknown is what it is. Accept that it's unknown, and it's plain sailing.

The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order.

There are no conditions to which a man cannot become accustomed.

There are some people that you cannot change, you must either swallow them whole or leave them alone.

There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.

There is a mortal breed most full of futility. In contempt of what is at hand, they strain into the future, hunting impossibilities on the wings of ineffectual hopes.

There is no armor against fate; death lays his icy hands on kings.

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colors of life in all their purity.

There is no easy path leading out of life, and few are the easy ones that lie within it.

There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.

There is no man in this world without some manner of tribulation or anguish, though he be king or pope.

There is no sense in the struggle, but there is no choice but to struggle.

There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.

Things past redress are now with me past care.


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