"Harvard taught me that it's okay not to win all the time. The best people I've met here—both in terms of their character and in terms of their accomplishments—fail often. That failure stings. (It's not for nothing that Latin makes little distinction between physical and emotional pain: dolor refers to both.) But those who go farthest get over that pain fast enough to get on to the next thing. What looks like unremitting success is actually occasional success combined with constancy in the face of failure."