“And this, too, shall pass.”
This is a proverb indicating that all material conditions, positive or negative, are temporary and time solves all problems.
I once read that the great Abraham Lincoln used to have a grand affinity for this proverb. On September 30, 1859, Abraham Lincoln included a similar story in an address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society in Milwaukee. This is what he said;
“It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: “And this, too, shall pass away.”
How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!
When we are in trouble, we feel that we are the only person who is facing these mountains full of doubts…
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