God, grant me the serenity to accept…

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and wisdom to know the difference.

Que Dieu
m’accorde la sĂ©rĂ©nitĂ©
d’accepter les choses que je ne peux pas changer,
le courage de transformer celles qui s’y prĂȘtent
et la sagesse
de savoir toujours les distinguer.

Billy Pilgrim, in Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death (1969)