"Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil." ~Epictetus
"Do not seek to bring things to pass in accordance with your wishes, but wish for them as they are, and you will find them." ~Epictetus
"No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen." ~Epictetus
"Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world." ~Epictetus
The funny thing is, I wasn't expecting that to make me feel better. But it did. Weird, huh?
“The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a wilderness.”