AN UNCOMMON THOUGHT

"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

18 January 2018

Splendid.


I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life; the life of toil and effort; of labor and strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, nor from bitter toil, and who, out of these, wins the splendid ultimate triumph. A life of ignoble ease, a life of "peace," which springs merely from lack either of desire or of power to strive after great things, is as little worth of a nation as of an individual.

Theodore Roosevelt

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