All that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable.
It is arrogance to expect that life will always be music.... Harmony, like a following breeze at sea, is the exception. In a world where most things wind up broken or lost, our lot is to tack and tune.
All I can do is play the game the way the cards fall.
We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided.
I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.
What you can't get out of, get into wholeheartedly.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
Trouble is the thing that strong men grow by. Met in the right way, it is a sure-fire means of putting iron into the victim's will and making him a tougher man to down forever after.
Let us be brave in the face of adversity.
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
Courage is to take hard knocks like a man when occasion calls.
This is courage ... to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.
Courage, in the final analysis, is nothing but an affirmative answer to the shocks of existence.
Courage is a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
To accept whatever comes, regardless of the consequences, is to be unafraid.
When we accept tough jobs as a challenge and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen.
He who, having lost one ideal, refuses to give his heart and soul to another and nobler, is like a man who declines to build a house on rock because the wind and rain ruined his house on the sand.
Whenever you fall, pick something up.