Our greatest glory consists not in never failing, but in rising
every time we fall. – Oliver Goldsmith, 1760
There are several notable gentlemen who have been attached to the quote above,Chinese philosopher Confucius, football coach Vince Lombardi, activist politician Nelson Mandela, Irish author Oliver Goldsmith, and transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson.
According to QuoteInvestigator.com , the words come from Oliver Goldsmith. It is a very interesting article if you have time
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