A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute.
— Edward Gibbon

If you must commit suicide... always contrive to do it as decorously as possible; the decencies, whether of life or of death, should never be lost sight of.
George Borrow contrive quote

Ill-health, of body or of mind, is defeat. Health alone is victory. Let all men, if they can manage it, contrive to be healthy!
— Thomas Carlyle

If a book comes from the heart it will contrive to reach other hearts. All art and author craft are of small account to that.
— Thomas Carlyle

Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new compositions, any bungler can add to the old.
— contrive quotation by Edmund Burke