Sadness is often the result of arrogance. When an arrogant person suffers misfortune, he says to himself, "These things should not be happening to a person like myself."
The humble person, however, calmly accepts whatever he is unable to change. Hence he is never needlessly sad.
(Rabbi Pinchos of Koretz in Dor Daiah, p.91; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.177)
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