A Student of History

October 29, 2007

To struggle nobly with misfortunes…

Filed under: Early America,Quotes — John Maass @ 8:35 am

“It must be remembered, besides the gratification which results from a consciousness of having done our duty faithfully, that to struggle nobly with misfortunes, to combat difficulties with intrepidity, and finally to surmount the obstacles which opposed us, are stronger proofs of merit, and give a fairer title to reputation, than the brightest scenes of tranquility, or the sunshine of prosperity could ever have afforded.”

George Washington to Benjamin Harrison, March 10, 1782

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