Quotation by Lydia M. Child

Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel's face. Every man deems that he has precisely the trials and temptations which are the hardest of all others for him to bear; but they are so, simply because they are the very ones he most needs.
Lydia M. Child (1802–1880), U.S. abolitionist, writer, editor. Letter, April 27, 1843. Letters from New York, vol. 1, letter 39 (1843).
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