„Yet such is the order of nature. While truth is always bitter, pleasantness waits upon evildoing.“

—  Hieronymus

Letter 40
Letters
Original: (la) Ita se natura habet, ut amara sit veritas, blanda vitia existimentur.

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„Some pious men may find this truth unorthodox and bitter:
But Nature, Chance, and Time ensure survival of the fitter!“

—  Robert Charles Wilson, buch Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America

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„In your calm bosom have made their dwelling a dignity that charms and virtue gay yet weighty. Not for you lazy repose or unjust power or vaulting ambition, but a middle way leading through the Good and the Pleasant. Of stainless faith and a stranger to passion, private while ordering your life for all to see, a despiser too of gold yet none better at displaying your wealth to advantage and letting the light in upon your riches.“

—  Statius, Silvae

iii, line 64
Silvae, Book II
Original: (la) Tu cujus placido posuere in pectore sedem
blandus honos hilarisque tamen cum pondere virtus,
cui nec pigra quies nec iniqua potentia nec spes
improba, sed medius per honesta et dulcia limes,
incorrupte fidem nullosque experte tumultus
et secrete, palam quod digeris ordine vitam,
idem auri facilis contemptor et optimus idem
comere divitias opibusque immittere lucem.

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„People can choose between the sweet lie or the bitter truth. I say the bitter truth, but many people don't want to hear it.“

—  Avigdor Lieberman Israeli politician 1958

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„Everyone is stopped and waiting, maitre d's, hansom cab drivers and governments. Everyone's waiting for the end. Let's hope the apocalypse is pleasant, Your Highness.“

—  Karl Kraus Czech playwright and publicist 1874 - 1936

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„Patience is not the ability to wait but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.“

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„To stroll on wharves, and in alleys and in streets and in the houses, waiting-rooms, even saloons, that is not a pleasant pastime unless for an artist.“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890

As such, one would rather be in the dirtiest place where there is something to draw, than at a tea party with charming ladies. Unless one wants to draw ladies, then a tea party is all right even for an artist.
quote in his letter to brother Theo, from The Hague, The Netherlands in Spring 1882; as quoted in Vincent van Gogh, edited by Alfred H. Barr; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1935 https://www.moma.org/documents/moma_catalogue_1996_300061887.pdf, p. 34 (letter 190)
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