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Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. Options
Daemon
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Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)
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Daemon wrote:
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)


Figure out what it is right and then just do it. Even if difficulties stay put and obstacles dig deeper roots, you did the right thing and that is what matters.

It is true one has to get started before they can done.

The best way to control the opposition is to finance it. Birds of prey have two wings; the left wing & right wing.
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These most meaningful words should be the mission statement of every branch of the Federal Government. Perhaps then the courage and perseverance of our leaders will illicit the respect of those governed which is at an all time low.
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Perhaps, courage have some intimidating effects on obstacles and difficulties, but perseverance - I have doubt. It is sounds a little bit more quiet, but more true for my ear. Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, after which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
jcbarros
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Applied to what? (that´s the key) Eh?
ithink140
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Oh that it were true

'Life is too short to be eaten up by hate.'
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yes
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It's a question of collaboration with, and persuading the ones around you.
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Shame on you
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Adams applied his courage and his preserverance in the cause of Abolition. In 1841 John Quincy Adams wrote, "What can I do for the cause of God and man, for the progress of human emancipation, for the suppression of the African slave-trade? Yet my conscience presses me on; let me but die upon the breach."(Adams, p 519).

John Adams, his fahter surrounded by slave owning leaders of our new nations, said in 1820: “I shudder when I think of the calamities which slavery is likely to produce in this country. You would think me mad if I were to describe my anticipations. If the gangrene is not stopped I can see nothing but insurrection of the blacks against the whites.” (Smith,p 138)

Of the first five presidents, four owned slaves. All four of these owned slaves while they were president.

Of the next five presidents (#6-10), four owned slaves. Only two of them owned slaves while they were president.

Of the next five presidents (#11-15), two owned slaves. Both of these two owned slaves while they were president.

Of the next three presidents (#16-18) two owned slaves. neither of them owned slaves while serving as president.

The last president to own slaves while in office was the twelfth president, Zachary Taylor (1849-1850).

The last president to own slaves at all was the eighteenth president, Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877).

So twelve of our presidents owned slaves and eight of them owned slaves while serving as president.
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It's human existence 24/7.
There's nothing magical about it.
Verbatim
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Daemon wrote:
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)


...miraculously leaving behind just some pain, sweat and tears.
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Who has not one day or another been faced by adversity. It takes courage and a great sense of resilience to challenge serious setbacks and inevitable failures. “A certain prosperity coats these people like scent or the layer of buttery light in a painting by Rubens” —Jean Thompson
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Great quote. Stand strong in the time of adversity and don't give up. Capitan and Verbatim are correct: each day is its own bloody sacrificial struggle, battle.

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