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The less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in.
-- Lord Chesterfield


Wednesday, August 11, 1999

Be strong

It takes strength to be polite to someone who has been rude to you. It takes strength to be truthful when a lie would be easier. It takes strength to do what has to be done even though it is unpleasant and uncomfortable. It takes strength to keep going in face of the obstacles, when it would be easier just to give up.

It takes strength to build for the future. It takes strength to resist temptation. It takes strength to do what is right. It takes strength to make an effort when it would be easier to make up an excuse.

And at the same time, strength comes from doing what is right. Strength comes from the truth. Strength comes from building for the future. Strength comes from effort. Strength comes from persistence.

Be strong, and you will get stronger. Your strength will bring triumph. Your strength will bring success. You have strength. Use it and it will bring many good things.

— Ralph Marston

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