Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.  —William Faulkner

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Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

WILLIAM FAULKNER

novelist, Nobel Prize winner

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Anonymous OCTOBER 8, 2014
This is a super quote. One I will pass onto my daughter!


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