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“There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love.”
  — Erich Fromm (1900-1980), German-American Psychoanalyst, Social Philosopher.

“The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people cruel and bitter.”
  — W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), English Novelist, Playwright