We try often, though we fall back often. A brave delight, fit for freedom’s athletes, fills these arenas, and fully satisfies, out of the action in them irrespective of success. Whatever we do not attain, we at any rate attain the experiences of the fight, the hardening of the strong campaign, and throb with currents of attempt at least. Time is ample. Let the victors come after us.

Walt Whitman (1819-1892) American poet
“Democratic Vistas” (1871)

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Added on 23-Nov-09 | Last updated 23-Nov-09
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