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Robert Service
January 16, 1874 - September 11, 1958
Nationality: Scottish
Category: Poet
Subcategory: Scottish Poet

Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your shoe.


A promise made is a debt unpaid.


It's the steady, quiet, plodding ones who win in the lifelong race.


Be sure your wisest words are those you do not say.


Avoid extremes: be moderate In saving and in spending; An equable and easy gait Will win an easy ending.


I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few; My pipe of briar, my open fire, A book that's not too new.


No man can be a failure if he thinks he's a success; If he thinks he is a winner, then he is.


His life, though none too long, Was never dull: Of woman, wine and song Bill had his full.


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