He alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all contingencies of life; but the fool contends, and struggling, like a swimmer, against the stream.
Love has no contingencies, no expectations, no ideals. Love is a gift to thyself, the experience of divinity in full expression. - Erin Fall Haskell
However, robust evidence shows that people systematically overestimate the probability of positive future contingencies, and underestimate the probability of negative ones — only those who are depressed or dysphoric come to accurate assessments. - Daniel Nettle
O to be self-balanced for contingencies, to confront night, storms, hunger, ridicule, accidents, rebuffs, as the trees and animals do. - Walt Whitman