Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance: yonder palace was raised by single stones, yet you see its height and spaciousness. He that shall walk with vigour three hours a day will pass in seven years a space equal to the circumference of the globe.
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Source Notes: The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia (chapter 13, "Rasselas Discovers the Means of Escape") (1759).
Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an English critic, poet and essayist.
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