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Daemon
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We pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won, but exact their dues of work and self-denial, anxiety and discouragement.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)
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Yeah. Ambitions can have different sizes, shapes, colors and flavors - but for sure they ain’t lazy... They exact their precious services with utmost dedication.
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We pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won, but exact their dues of work and self-denial, anxiety and discouragement.
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We pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won, but exact their dues of work and self-denial, anxiety and discouragement.
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Context from : Anne of Green Gables

CHAPTER XXXVI

The Glory and the Dream

On the morning when the final results of all the examinations were to be posted on the bulletin board at Queen's, Anne and Jane walked down the street together. Jane was smiling and happy; examinations were over and she was comfortably sure she had made a pass at least; further considerations troubled Jane not at all; she had no soaring ambitions and consequently was not affected with the unrest attendant thereon. For we pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won, but exact their dues of work and self-denial, anxiety and discouragement. Anne was pale and quiet; in ten more minutes she would know who had won the medal and who the Avery. Beyond those ten minutes there did not seem, just then, to be anything worth being called Time.

https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~rgs/anne-XXXVI.html

Adyl Mouhei
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True, everything has a price, that is its value in addition to planning, effort, and action.
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Daemon wrote:
We pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won, but exact their dues of work and self-denial, anxiety and discouragement.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)


For everything we get or take in this world, incidentally, somebody or something must give up or let go the equivalent of it, regardless of the price we had already paid for it.
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