Take the world as it is, not as it ought to be.
If you live in the river you should make friends with the crocodile.
Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.
We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided.
The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind.
They are as much for Mars, as for Mercury; as well qualified for war, as for business.
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
Learn to adjust yourself to the conditions you have to endure, but make a point of trying to alter or correct conditions so that they are most favorable to you.
I found out that if you are going to win games, you had better be ready to adapt.
One learns to itch where one can scratch.
In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.
By taking things personally, you set yourself up to suffer. The impact on you and the ripple effects on those around you are unhealthy.
A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.
To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.