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.


Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings. —Victor Hugo
We haven't all had the good fortune to be ladies; we haven't all been generals, or poets, or statesmen; but when the toast works down to the babies, we stand on common ground—for we have all been babies. —Mark Twain
Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play. —Mike Singletary
Whatever the soul knows how to seek, it cannot fail to obtain. —Margaret Fuller
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. —Mother Teresa
One thing I’ve learnt about humans: you can’t judge their strength by the size of their actions, but by the devotion of an act, no matter how small. —Dianna Hardy
Nature is not matter only. She is also spirit. —Carl Gustav Jung
It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion. —Rebecca West
Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it. —Mikhail Bakunin
The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud --- the obstacles of life and its suffering. ... The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. ... Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one. —Goldie Hawn
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.

Being willing is not enough, we must do. —Leonardo da Vinci
We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all. —Dorothy Day
People can't be just tied together. They have to connect. Otherwise, they'll find themselves bound hand and foot. —Ai Yazawa
That’s what kindness is. It’s not doing something for someone else because they can’t, but because you can. —Andrew Iskander
The best proof of love is trust. —Dr. Joyce Brothers (Diane Bauer)
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up. —Anne Lamott

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