~ Joseph Campbell (March 26, 1904 - October 31, 1987)
It is easy to be pleasant when life flows by like a song, but the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong. For the test of the heart is trouble, and it always comes with years, and the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through the tears.
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When I had got my notes all written out I thought I'd polish it off in two summers, but it took me twenty-seven years
~ Arnold Toynbee (April 14, 1889 - October 22, 1975)