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Ripples v5.22: Ripples of DETERMINATION!

=o=o=o=o=o==o=o Fall seven times, stand up eight.
– Japanese Proverb, submitted by Lin H., Normal, IL


The longer I live, the more I am certain
that the difference between the great and insignificant
is energy – invincible determination – a purpose
once fixed and then death or victory.…
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