"Do I see that these people despise me, or do I see that they dread me? Can I bear contempt to know that I am despised? It is my duty to bear everything that I cannot help." John Adams, (1735–1826), 2nd president of the US 1797–1801.
"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 prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty." Proverbs 22:3
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