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Louis Pasteur

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It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes.
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Lajos Kossuth (also known as Louis Kossoth), as quoted in Human Development in Action (1942) by University of California, and The Forbes Book of Business Quotations (1997) by Edward C. Goodman and Ted Goodman.

 
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