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I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it.
-- Thomas Aquinas


Saturday, May 23, 1998


When you’re tired and your energy is gone, when problems pile on top of problems, and you don’t know where you will get the strength to keep going, that is when the race is almost won.

When you’ve encountered every obstacle that you could possibly have imagined, and then been faced with many more, you’re rapidly approaching your goal.

That is when a little bit more persistence can make a big, big difference. The longer you persevere, the more likely is your success. Each challenge you meet serves to solidify your achievement.

The exhaustion you feel is priming you for the sweet taste of accomplishment which is to come. Keep going for as long as it takes. The steeper the climb, the closer you are to the summit. Persist, especially now.

— Ralph Marston

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