"Great works are performed, not by strength but perseverance . . . . He that shall walk with vigour three hours a day will pass in seven years a space equal to the circumference of the globe."
I hate this quote, too. It seems to me that he's saying that persistent amounts of small work will lead to great results. But walking "with vigor" for three hours a day? That's not a little work.
Right now, I'm commuting for 2.5 hours, four days a week, and that is enough to almost deplete me of my will to live. And you want to know how long it will be till I've traveled the circumference of the globe? It'll be 4.6 years. And I won't have gotten anywhere, either. Just back and forth to and from Salt Lake and Springville 242 times.
You depress me, Samuel J.