Signs of the Times

From The War Cry Chicago, Illinois

The truly valiant man recognizes no such thing as failure. He regards mistakes, misfortunes, and misjudgment as practical lessons in wisdom and personal discipline. Though he does not accomplish the particular object in view, he thinks of it, not as failure, but as a means to a higher purpose. The most successful men have used seeming failures as steppingstones to better things.

It is not failure, but lack of earnest and continued effort, which causes ... men to fall behind in life's race. Men who seriously and diligently try without succeeding are deserving of greater praise than those who succeed without trying. It is well to remember that right effort, combined with industry and earnestness, will ultimately bring sure reward.

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April 16, 1955

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