How much have cost us the evils that never happened?
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.
The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear.
Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes?
What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expect generally happens.
If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
The greatest remedy for anger is delay.