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Quotation by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat ... the redeeming things are not "happiness and pleasure" but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940), U.S. author. Letter, October 5, 1940, to his daughter Frances Scott Fitzgerald. The Letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald, ed. Andrew Turnbull (1963).
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