Paimarie01 - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional where depth and originality are wasted.]]> <![CDATA[Though all afflictions are evils in themselves, yet they are good for us, because they discover to us our disease and tend to our cure.]]> <![CDATA[Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy.]]> <![CDATA[Affliction, like the iron-smith, shapes as it smites.]]> <![CDATA[As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.]]> <![CDATA[Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them.]]> <![CDATA[It is a wise person that adapts themselves to all contingencies; it's the fool who always struggles like a swimmer against the current.]]> <![CDATA[Take the world as it is, not as it ought to be.]]> <![CDATA[The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind.]]> <![CDATA[Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.]]>