Upon the progress of knowledge the whole progress of the human race is immediately dependent: he who retards that, hinders this also.
Johann Gottlieb Fichte
There is an advantage to be found in most everything that happens to you, even if it is not immediately apparent.
Oh!” said she, “I heard you before, but I could not immediately determine what to say in reply. You wanted me, I know, to say ‘Yes,’ that you might have the pleasure of despising my taste; but I always delight in overthrowing those kind of schemes, and cheating a person of their premeditated contempt. I have, therefore made up my mind to tell you, that I do not want to dance a reel at all--and now despise me if you dare.” “Indeed I do not dare.