Seneca on Calm

“To bear trials with a calm mind robs misfortune of its strength and burden.”

~ Seneca

Viktor Frankl on Difficulties

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”

~ Viktor Frankl

Plato on Wisdom

“Just as bees make honey from thyme, the strongest and driest of herbs, so do the wise profit from the most difficult of experiences.”

~ Plato

Charlie Munger on Difficulties

If something is too hard, we move on to something else. What could be simpler than that?

~ Charlie Munger

Rudyard Kipling on Miseries

“Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places, and meet us at so many turns and corners, that what they want in weight, they make up in number, and render it less hazardous to stand the fire of one cannon ball, than a volley composed of such a shower of bullets.”

~ Rudyard Kipling

Socrates on Misfortune

“If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.”

~ Socrates

Arnold Bennett on Difficulties

“Always behave as if nothing has happened, no matter what has happened.”

~ Arnold Bennett