Life’s Instructions

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When Life says to us, ‘Enter on a course of work,’ it says, ‘Enter, and sometimes fail, and live through the failure.’

If it says, ‘Work and live with other people,’ it says, ‘Live with, and care for, those who will sometimes hurt you and sometimes be hurt by you; and bear both.’

If it says, ‘Go and carry out an ideal,’ it includes, ‘Go and carry it out, often imperfectly; and make mistakes, and have doubts, and take all the pain of this as well as the pain of right doing.’

Helen Wodehouse






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