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James Michener Quote – “But if a man happens to find himself…”

For this is the journey that men make: to find themselves. It doesn’t matter what else they find: fame, fortune, many loves, revenge… when the tickets are collected at the end of the ride, they are tossed in the bin marked failure.

But if a man happens to find himself, the extent of his courage, the limit of his dedication, the position in life from which he can no longer retreat, he has found a mansion he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.

James Albert Michener (1907 – 1997)