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“He saw that all the struggles of life were incessant, laborious, painful,

that nothing was done quickly, without labor,

that it had to undergo a thousand fondlings,

revisings,

moldings,

addings,

removings,

graftings,

tearings,

correctings,

smoothings,

rebuildings,

reconsiderings,

nailings,

tackings,

chippings,

hammerings,

hoistings,

connectings

— all the poor fumbling uncertain incompletions of human endeavor.

 

They went on forever and were forever incomplete,

far from perfect,

refined,

or smooth,

full of terrible memories of failure and fears of failure,

 

yet,

in the way of things,

somehow noble,

complete,

and shining in the end.”

 

[ Jack KerouacThe Town and the City ]

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“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

 

 

[ Winston Churchill ]

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“When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace.”

[ John Lubbock ]

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“Can you see the power emotion has to distort our outlook?

Makes you wonder,

did you have a bad day,

or did you make it a bad day.”

[ Brandon MullFablehavenRise of the Evening Star ]

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“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.”

[ Henry Winkler ]

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“And remember, also,”

added the Princess of Sweet Rhyme,

“that many places you would like to see are just off the map

and many things you want to know are just out of sight or a little beyond your reach.

 

But someday you’ll reach them all,

for what you learn today,

for no reason at all,

will help you discover all the wonderful secrets of tomorrow.”

 

[ Norton JusterThe Phantom Tollbooth ]

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“I mused for a few moments on the question of which was worse,

to lead a life so boring that you are easily enchanted,

or a life so full of stimulus that you are easily bored.”

 

[ Bill BrysonLost Continent: Travels In Small-Town America ]