We live in a very beautiful world; but few good things are to be had in it without hard work.  It is not a world in which any one can expect to be prosperous if he is easily discouraged.  Perseverance–earnest, steady perseverance–is necessary to success.  This is no drawback.  Good, solid work is as necessary to peace of mind as it is for the health of the body; in fact the two are inseparable.  Right Honorable Lord Avebury, ESSAYS AND ADDRESSES

Reference:  THE ETERNAL VISION-THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION OF SPIRITUAL QUOTATIONS compiled by William Sykes 2003

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