For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Much of life is a test of patience. Positive mental preparation ensures positive emotional reaction. Positive is preparation demonstrated!~
Preparation is the be-all of good trial work. Everything else - felicity of expression, improvisational brilliance - is a satellite around the sun. Thorough preparation is that sun.
I won't back down. I get a satisfaction from being tested and defeating the test.