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.


Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future. —Alice Walker
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart. —Henry Clay
And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more? —Theodor Seuss Geisel
All you need is love. —Paul McCartney & John Lennon
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. —Eleanor Roosevelt
In the time we have it is surely our duty to do all the good we can to all the people we can in all the ways we can.  —William Barclay
A laugh is a smile that bursts. —Mary H. Waldrip
Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy. —Joseph Campbell
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. —Helen Keller
Opportunities, many times, are so small that we glimpse them not and yet they are often the seeds of great enterprises. Opportunities are also everywhere and so you must always let your hook be hanging. When you least expect it, a great fish will swim by. —Og Mandino
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world. —Jack Layton
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. —Robert Brault
Listen to your heart. It knows all things. —Paulo Coelho
How do you spell love? (Piglet)
You don't spell love. You feel it. (Winnie-the-Pooh) —Winnie-the-Pooh (A. A. Milne)
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you. —Neil deGrasse Tyson

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