The worst is not so long as we can say, “This is the worst”.
—William Shakespeare (1564–1616) British Playwright
Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.
—Lin Yutang (1895–1976) Chinese Author, Philologist
Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can — and surely will at times — fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.
—Joyce Brothers (1927–2013) American Psychologist, Advice Columnist
When you first learn to love hell, you will be in heaven.
—Thaddeus Golas (1924–97) American New Age Writer
You’ll break the worry habit the day you decide you can meet and master the worse that can happen to you.
—Arnold Glasow (1905–98) American Businessman
A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.
—Louis L’Amour (1908–88) American Novelist, Short-story Writer