An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown




In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.


Simone De Beauvoir (1908-1986, French novelist, essayist)


Man adapts himself to everything, to the best and the worst.


Jose Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955, Spanish essayist, philosopher)


Very few live by choice. Every man is placed in his present condition by causes which acted without his foresight, and with which he did not always willingly cooperate; and therefore you will rarely meet one who does not think the lot of his neighbor better than his own.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


One learns to adapt to the land in which one lives.


Louis L'Amour (1908-1988, American Western author)


To exist is to adapt, and if one could not adapt, one died and made room for those who could.


Louis L'Amour (1908-1988, American Western author)


Being unready and ill-equipped is what you have to expect in life. It is the universal predicament. It is your lot as a human being to lack what it takes. Circumstances are seldom right. You never have the capacities, the strength, the wisdom, the virtue you ought to have. You must always do with less than you need in a situation vastly different from what you would have chosen as appropriate for your special endowments.


Charlton Ogburn


There are no conditions to which a man cannot become accustomed.


Count Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910, Russian novelist, philosopher)


One measure of how creative you are is how you respond to changes in your circumstances and environment. How flexible are you? Consider how water adapts to its environment: evaporation, condensation, snowflake, melting, flowing, goes around rocks, fills containers, etc.


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