How melancholy a thing is success. Whilst failure inspirits a man, attainment reads the sad prosy lesson that all our glories "Are shadows, not substantial things." Truly said the sayer, "disappointment is the salt of life" a salutary bitter which strengthens the mind for fresh exertion, and gives a double value to the prize.
Hope, like a cordial, innocent, though strong, Man's heart, at once, inspirits, and serenes, Nor makes him pay his wisdom for his joys.Edward Young
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