You can’t fell trees without some chips,
You can’t achieve without some slips,
Unless you try you’ll wonder why
Good fortune seems to pass you by.

Success is not for those who quail,
She gives her most to those who fail
And then with courage twice as great
Take issue once again with fate.

‘Tis better far to risk a fall
than not to make attempts at all.

                       The Messenger  10-20-46