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The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.
-- Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854)

Life is not an easy matter.... You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.
-- Leon Trotsky, Diary In Exile, Entry for April 3, 1935

Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.
-- Karl Wallenda

One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
-- Oscar Wilde