Our worst misfortunes are those that never befall us.
” Never give way to melancholy : nothing encroaches more. I fight vigorously.
One great remedy is to .take short views of life.
Are you happy now ?
Are you likely to remain so till this evening? or next week? or next month? or next year?
Then why destroy present happiness by a distant misery which may never come at all, or you may never live to see ? For every substantial grief has twenty shadows, and most of them shadows of your own making.” Sydney Smith.