The only natural human beings seem to be those who are making trouble.
It would appear, from the best examples, that the proper way of beginning a preface to one's work is with a humble apology for having written at all.
... though not invariably the worst choice, war is always an obscene horror.
... the life of the mind is reality, and love without romantic illumination is a spiritless matter.
No life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it for example by seeing it how it could be worse and then being grateful it isn't.