Resignation brings a curious large courage--when there is nothing more to lose. The soul takes risks, and dares. Is it a curious short-cut sometimes to the heights?
~ The Man Whom the Trees Loved
by Algernon Blackwood
"Don't you forget what's divine in the Russian soul--and that's resignation."
~ Under Western Eyes
by Joseph Conrad
"I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do. I feel as if this tree knows everything I ever think of when I sit here. When I come back to it, I never have to remind it of anything; I begin just where I left off."
~ O Pioneers!
by Willa Cather
Sadly, sadly, the sun rose; it rose upon no sadder sight than the man of good abilities and good emotions, incapable of their directed exercise, incapable of his own help and his own happiness, sensible of the blight on him, and resigning him-self to let it eat him away.
~ A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens