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A salesman must also have flexible goals. You may say, I want to sell 10 accounts this week, and you sell five. You're ready to die. But, you tell yourself, Five isn't too bad. You know, next week maybe I'll sell 10. - (Carlson, Curtis - Goals)
The compensations of calamity are made apparent to the understanding also, after long intervals of time. A fever, a mutilation, a cruel disappointment, a loss of wealth, a loss of friends, seems at the moment unpaid loss, and unpayable. But the sure years reveal the deep remedial force that underlies all facts. - (Emerson, Ralph Waldo - Disasters)