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Don Quixote
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  • knights-errant look more to that future glory that is everlasting in the ethereal regions of heaven than to the vanity of the fame that is to be acquired in this present transitory life;
  • …that are attained by it; I know that the path of virtue is very narrow, and the road of vice broad and spacious; I know their ends and goals are different, for the broad and easy road of vice ends in death, and the narrow and toilsome one of virtue in life, and not transitory life, but in that which has no end; I know, as our great Castilian poet says, that— It is by rugged paths like these they go That scale the heights of immortality, Unreached by those that falter here below.

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  • Do not be concerned about mild, transitory symptoms.
  • The goal of this emergency organization is to keep a transitory problem from turning into one that is permanent.

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