Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. —James Michener

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Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.

JAMES MICHENER

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Sandor from S.F.bay area OCTOBER 14, 2016
Don't ever give up. Our dreams are reachable, but placed way out there for a reason. Penecilin, or walking on the moon could have never been accomplished if that driven person whom accomplished it gave up after perhaps that second try. Don't stop until the miracle happens.

Asron from Colorado OCTOBER 12, 2016
Absolutely! It's easy to be a dreamer on the first try. Maybe even the second. But if a person maintains their vision, energy, and dream on the third and fourth try, that's the true test of a person's grit.


Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit. —Edward Abbey
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible. —Ronnie Oldham
Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. —Mother Teresa
When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you. —Shannon L. Alder
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. —Robert H. Schuller
To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country. —George Washington
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; every possession a duty. —John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
When you come to the edge of all the light you have, and must take a step into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of two things will happen. Either there will be something solid for you to stand on - or you will be taught how to fly. —Patrick Overton
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. —Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
May Light always surround you; 
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing; 
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom; 
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you; 
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For, 
May your arms Never Tire.
 —D. Simone
If you really want to do something, you will work hard for it. —Edmund Hillary
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. —Amelia Earhart
Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose - and commit myself to - what is best for me. —Paulo Coelho
Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you. —Anonymous
Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness. —Napoleon Hill
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.  —Arnold H. Glasow

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