“ Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ”
Source: A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
If you use the horror of who you are as manure, the beauty of who you could be could flower.
Only when you are willing to look at the horror of who you are, the beauty of who you are can be nurtured
Never let hard lessons harden your heart; the hard lessons of life are meant to make you better, not bitter.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.