Saturday, December 06, 2008

An Interesting Quote

"When you cannot move in the line of least resistance you take a very peculiar pleasure in crowding the point of greatest resistance.

No doubt there is in the ultimate reasons of human probation, special place for that quality of manhood called perseverance, patience, pluck, push, persistence, pertinacity, or whatever name beginning with this "explosive mute", the excess of which exhibited by persons or things is somewhat profanely referred to as "pure cussedness"."

- Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain "The Passing of the Armies"
published in 1915.

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