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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection
No man is likely to accomplish much who moodily indulges a desponding view of his own capacities. By God's help the weakest of us may be strong, and it is the way to become so, to resolve never to give up a good work till we have tried our best to achieve it. To think nothing impossible is the privilege of faith. We deprecate the indolent cowardice of the man who always felt assured that every new enterprise would be too much for him, and therefore declined it; but we admire the pluck of the ploughman who was asked on his cross- examination if he could read Greek, .and replied he did not know, because he had never tried. Those Suffolk horses which will pull at a post till they drop are worth a thousand times as much as jibbing animals that run back as soon as ever the collar begins to press them.
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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Try'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/t/try.html. 1870.
the Week of Proper 14 / Ordinary 19