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Be friendly to all; but make none your friend until…

Be friendly to all; but make none your friends until they know you and you know them. Many a friendship born in the darkness of ignorance hath died suddenly in the light of a better acquaintance with each other. – Charles Spurgeon

The Definition and Importance of Perseverance

The successful man is not the man who works by fits and starts, but he who keeps constantly and quietly on his way, with his purpose like a guiding star ever in view. To be sure you are right, and then go ahead, and keep going ahead, is the true spirit.

How a 14th Century Warlord Gained Courage from an Ant

Timur, the last great nomadic conqueror of the Eurasian Steppe, was a warlord who envisioned the restoration of Genghis Khan’s Mongol Empire. Timur’s army was feared throughout Asia, Africa, and Europe, but his extraordinary perseverance, displayed during fifty years of continuous battles, was imparted by an ant.

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