It is easy to be pleasant when life flows by like a song, but the test is tol smile when everything goes dead wrong. For the test of the heart is trouble, and it always comes with years, and the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through the tears.
If one considered life as a simple loan, one would perhaps be less exacting. We possess actually nothing; everything goes through us. Eugene Delacroix.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe