It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it. —Lena Horne

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It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.

LENA HORNE

Singer, actress, civil rights activist

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Dorothy Lubin from Los Angeles SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
So very True!!

Evelyn from NV SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
I've seen this said a lot of ways - I like this one...

Emma Danku from Accra SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
this explains that your choice of initiative makes you great or less


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