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Words: Zane Grey “What Any Man Can Do…”

Zane Grey
Zane Grey, 1895, member of Penn’s varsity baseball team

Author Zane Grey has a few simple, timeless suggestions for when, in the midst of our helpless frustration, we wonder what any one man or woman can do to change things or make a difference in what is happening around us…

“… to bear up under loss
– to fight the bitterness of defeat and the weakness of grief
— to be victor over anger
— to smile when tears are close
— to resist evil men and base instincts
— to hate hate and to love love
— to go on when it would seem good to die
— to seek ever after the glory and the dream
— to look up with unquenchable faith in something evermore about to be
that is what any man can do, and so be great.”

~~ Zane Grey, as quoted in The North American Almanac (1931), p. 54

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PEARL ZANE GREY
(31 January 1872 – 23 October 1939)

Husband, father
Dentist, baseball player, short story writer
American author of historical/western/adventures fiction

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