You lament not the dead, but lament the trouble of making a grave; the way of the ghost is longer than the grave.

(Efik Proverb)

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‘Lose this day loitering, ‘Twill be the same story Tomorrow — and the next more dilatory. Then indecision brings its own delays, and days are lost lamenting over days! Are you earnest? Seize this very minute! What you can do, or dream you can – begin it! Courage has genius, power and magic in it. Only engage, and the mind grows heated. Begin it, and the work will be completed.’

– Goethe

 

 

 

One thought on “You lament not the dead, but lament the trouble of making a grave; the way of the ghost is longer than the grave.”

  1. That is one of my favourite quotes “What you can do, or dream you can – begin it! Courage has genius, power and magic in it.” I haven’t seen the full quote before. Thanks for sharing it 🙂

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