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It isn’t the big troubles in life that require character. Anybody can rise to a crisis and face a crushing tragedy with courage, but to meet the petty hazards of the day with a laugh–I think that requires spirit.

Judy in Daddy Long-Legs by Jean Webster, 1912

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    • There are so many perfect lines in Daddy Long-Legs. But that one brings me encouragement every time. Sometimes I feel like I’m not that great of a person, have never done any big amazing thing – but that quote always reminds me that just getting through the complications of a normal, frustrating day is worthwhile and heroic!

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