*You are disappointed when you don’t receive something you think you deserve. You are equally disappointed when you don’t receive something you don’t deserve, if you had hoped for it in spite of knowing you shouldn’t.
*An optimist believes that the next marriage will be better than the last one. A pessimist believes the next divorce will likely be worse than the one just past. Guess who has the better chance of being correct?
The difference between perserverance and obstinacy is that perserverance means a strong will and obstinacy means a strong won’t.