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In the stress of modern life, how little room is left for that most comfortable vanity that whispers in our ears that failures are not faults! Now we are taught from infancy that we must rise or fall upon our own merits; that vigilance wins success, and incapacity means ruin.

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Agnes Repplier (18581950), American essayist born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her essays are esteemed for their scholarship and wit.

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