October 9

LIFE is not as idle ore,
But iron dug from central gloom,
And heated hot with burning fears,
And dipt in baths of hissing tears,
And battered with the shocks of doom
To shape and use.
Alfred Tennyson


LIFE, like war, is a series of mistakes, and he is not the best Christian nor the best general who makes the fewest false steps. Poor mediocrity may secure that! but he is the best who wins the most splendid victories by the retrieval of mistakes. Forget mistakes; organize victory out of mistakes.
Frederick W. Robertson


NEITHER let mistakes nor wrong directions discourage thee. There is precious instruction to be got by finding we were wrong.
Thomas Carlyle


CHARITY is a common duty. The dedication of a man’s life and whole mind to a cause, there’s heroism.
George Meredith

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