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Old age is no place for sissies.

Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution.

Optimism and self-pity are the positive and negative poles of modern cowardice.

Others may argue about whether the world ends with a bang or a whimper. I just want to make sure mine doesn't end with a whine.

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue.

Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.

Self-pity is one of the most dangerous forms of self-centeredness. It fogs our vision.

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.

The best mask for demoralization is daring.

The cure for grief is motion.

The human mind can bear plenty of reality, but not too much unintermit-tent gloom.

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.

This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction.

To hear complaints is wearisome to the wretched and the happy alike.

When any fit of gloominess, or perversion of mind, lays hold upon you, make it a rule not to publish it by complaints.

When you find yourself overpowered, as it were, by melancholy, the best way is to go out and do something.

You can overcome anything if you don't bellyache.

Your distress about life might mean you have been living for the wrong reason, not that you have no reason for living.


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