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  • What’s best? Getting better.
  • Self-sacrifice can be self-indulgent.
  • Flawed can be more perfect than perfection.
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  • There’s joy in routine, but an occasional disruption makes routine all the sweeter.
  • Make it easy to do right and hard to do wrong.
  • Quit while you’re ahead.
  • A change is as good as a rest.
  • It’s more important to say something than to say the right thing.
  • Cheerfulness is contagious, and crabbiness is even more contagious.

Secrets of Adulthood

  • The quickest way to progress from A to B is not to work the hardest.
  • It’s easier to prevent pain than to squelch it (literally and figuratively).
  • Where you start makes a big difference in where you end up.

Secrets of Adulthood

  • By giving something up, we gain.
  • When we give more to ourselves, we can ask more from ourselves.
  • The biggest waste of time is to do well something that we need not do at all.

Secrets of Adulthood

  • To keep going, we sometimes need to allow ourselves to stop.
  • Self-regard isn’t selfish.
  • Starting over is often harder than starting the first time.

The opposite of a profound truth is also true

The opposite of a profound truth is also true, and often, the search for happiness means embracing both sides of a contradiction. “Begin now” and “Wait.” “Keep an empty shelf” and “Keep a junk drawer.” “Accept myself” and “Expect more from myself.”

Secrets of Adulthood

  • It’s very hard to make things easier. 
  • Material desires have a spiritual aspect.
  • Hell is other people. Heaven is ofver people. 

Secrets of Adulthood

  • Things often get harder before they get easer. 
  • What we assume will be temporary often becomes permanent; what we assume is permanent often proves temporary. 
  • It’s easier to keep up than to catch up.