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“He was resigned and on the whole patient, like a man with a very old illness.”
“... he was small, dark, closed in that attitude of terrible resignation I recognized from my own childhood, and I knew that resignation to be the only defense, the only immunity in a world where children are often the martyrs.”
“... I have often observed that resignation is never so perfect as when the blessing denied begins to lose somewhat of its value in our eyes.”
“... resignation, perhaps the most stifling word in the language.”
“Ah! it is well for the unfortunate to be resigned, but for the guilty there is no peace.”
“... the first time you are reconciled to the terrible unfairness of disappointment, you are getting old.”