Through every victory and every setback, I've insisted that change is never easy and never quick; that we wouldn't meet all of our challenges in one term, or one presidency, or even in one lifetime.
Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline.
Now, although my life is still pleasant, the days of easy money are over.
Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.
The discontented man finds no easy chair.