The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing, in so far as it stands ready against the accidental and the unforeseen, and is not apt to fall.
Wait for it patiently—annihilation or metamorphosis.
Don't be ashamed to need help. Like a soldier storming a wall, you have a mission to accomplish. And if you've been wounded and you need a comrade to pull you up? So what?
Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
Ons leven is slechts wat onze gedachten ervan maken.