liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,
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QotD: on Defeat and Growth

Winning does not tempt that man.
This is how he grows:
by being defeated, decisively,
by greater and greater beings.

--Ranier Maria Wilke (1875-1926)
Tags: adolescence, adulthood, enlightenment, mistakes, performance, poetry, quotes, sports, transformation, wisdom
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