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But weeds have this virtue: they are not easily discouraged; they never lose heart entirely; they die game. If they cannot have the best, they will take up with the poorest; if fortune is unkind to them today, they hope for better luck tomorrow; if they cannot lord it over a corn-hill, they will sit humbly at its foot and accept what comes; in all cases they make the most of their opportunities.
 
 — John Burroughs

John Burroughs (1895) The Writings of John Burroughs: Pepacton. Digitally archieved at https://www.gutenberg.org/files/7441/7441-h/7441-h.htm, accessed 11 September 2021.