"I could crawl under a snake’s belly wearing a top hat." Absalom Greer, a character in Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon
"The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit, The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are." Marcus Aurelius (26 April 121 – 17 March 180) was Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher. He was the last of the rulers known as the Five Good Emperors, and the last emperor of the Pax Romana, an age of relative peace and stability for the Roman Empire.
"The smallest things get to her. It's as if she assumes everything will go right, and when it doesn't - which, of course, is pretty often- she is surprised and affronted." Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
"We are all fixing what is broken. It is the task of a lifetime." Abraham Verghese (born 1955) is an Indian American physician-author, Professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University Medical School and Senior Associate Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. This quote was found in Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, a book in The Mitford Series by Jan Karon
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