But weeds have this virtue: they are not easily discouraged; they never lose heart entirely; they die game. If they cannot have the best, they will take up with the poorest; if fortune is unkind to them today, they hope for better luck tomorrow; if they cannot lord it over a corn-hill, they will sit humbly at its foot and accept what comes; in all cases they make the most of their opportunities.
 — John Burroughs

John Burroughs (1895) The Writings of John Burroughs: Pepacton. Digitally archieved at, accessed 11 September 2021.