~ The Fine Line ~
Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts.
The line between failure and success is so fine
that we scarcely know when we pass it:
so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it.
How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time
when a little more effort, a little more patience,
would have achieved success.
As the tide goes out, so it comes clear in.
In business, sometimes, prospects may seem darkest
when really they are on the turn.
A little more persistence, a little more effort,
and what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
There is no failure except in no longer trying.
There is no defeat except from within,
no really insurmountable barrier
save our own inherent weakness of purpose.