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  • Admiral James Stockdale, describing how he survived seven years as a POW in Vietnam, in Jim Colins' book Good to Great, as quoted in The New York Times:

    “You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end — which you can never afford to lose — with discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.�?

    March 18, 2009

  • Good advice in any time, I'd say.

    March 18, 2009