|Sent on:||Sunday, December 2, 2007 9:42 PM|
Not succeeding is not failure. Not trying is.
"In Germany, the Nazis first came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, but I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me." Martin Niemoeller, Berlin Lutheran pastor arrested by the Gestapo and sent to Dachau concentration camp in 1938; the Allied forces freed him seven years later.People who grew up in difficult circumstances and yet are successful have one thing in common: at a critical juncture in their early adolescence they had a positive relationship with a caring adult. Bill Clinton