“It never yet happened to any man since the beginning of the world, nor ever will, to have all things according to his desire, or to whom fortune was never opposite and adverse.”

Robert BurtonAnatomy of Melancholy

Meaning: No person ever receives everything they desire, and no person has ever lived a life free of adversity and opposition. Adversity creates success, and we experience many things we do not want in order to figure out what we truly need.