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Date: Monday, January 1, 2001 
Question/Topic: God grant me the serenity (quote) 
Answer/Pointer: "God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other." "The serenity prayer" by Reinhold Niebuhr [1934]. Source: Bartlett, 15th ed. 1980, p. 823, #15. This quotation is also associated with Alcoholics Anonymous, with a variant wording: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change things I can, and wisdom to know the difference." 
Librarian: LCLCPL 

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