Work then without disputing, it is the only way to render life supportable.
Optimism! said Cacambo, what is that? Alas! replied Candide, it is the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst.[Also known as:]Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
Labor keeps us free three of the great evils; tiresomeness, vice, and want.
Happiness is not the portion of man.