The following passage is taken from The Once and Future King by T. H. White.
Merlyn gives this advice to the young Arthur…
The best thing for being sad…is to learn something.
That is the only thing that never fails.
You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewer by baser minds.
There is only one thing for it then – to learn.
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