WHAT General has a good army in himself, has a good army;
He happy in himself, or she happy in herself, is happy,
But I tell you you cannot be happy by others, any more than you can beget or conceive a
child
by others.

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  1. Caila [16 years] says:

    I really like this poem because, in a sense, it’s saying that you yourself needs to be a strong person to get by. Not necessarily physically, but just strong in life and mentally.

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