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Hasten slowly, and without losing heart,
Put your work twenty times upon the anvil.

[Hâtez-vous lentement ; et, sans perdre courage,
Vingt fois sur le métier remettez votre ouvrage.]

Boileau - twenty times upon the anvil - wist_info quote

Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636-1711) French poet and critic
The Art of Poetry [L’Art Poétique], Canto 1, l. 171 (1674)
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Little by little does the trick.

Aesop (620?-560? BC) Legendary Greek storyteller
“The Crow and the Pitcher,” Fables [tr. Jacobs (1894)]
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‘Tis a lesson you should heed,
Try, try again;
If at first you don’t succeed,
Try, try again.

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T. H. Palmer, “Try, Try Again,” The Teacher’s Manual (1840)
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Sometimes attributed to Charles Theodore Hart Palmer (1827-1897), but the book is clearly by Thomas H. Palmer, and was published in 1840 when Charles T. H. Palmer was 13 years old.
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The way to write a book is to actually write a book. A pen is useful, typing is also good. Keep putting words on the page.

Anne Enright (b. 1962) Irish writer
In “Ten Rules for Writing Fiction,” The Guardian (20 Feb 2010)
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