August 26th, 2008

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resolutions don't work

I have now spent fifty-five years in resolving, having, from the earliest time almost that I can remember, been forming schemes of a better life. I have done nothing. The need of doing, therefore, is pressing, since the time of doing is short. О God, grant me to resolve aright, and to keep my resolutions.
— Samuel Johnson, 1704