Thomas Jefferson: If the game sometimes runs against us, we must have patience till luck turns, for this is a game where principles are at stake.
From the Father of Our Party
A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public debt. If the game runs sometimes against us at home we must have patience till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake.
Thomas Jefferson, 1798 (upon the passage of the Sedition Act)
With the 2008 Georgia legislative session ending on what Dick Pettys describes as "a sour, bickering note among top Republicans" just as did the 2007 session, and with things looking up on the national level, I think it is safe to say that Lady Luck may be smiling upon us.
We have been patient; we have kept the faith. We are ready to rise and fight again.
As noted in a 11-10-04 post"
It will take more than a little patience, but keep the faith.
In times such as this I recall one of my Scottish favorites, Sir Andrew Barton, for comfort and patience to keep the faith. Barton was in a crucial battle with King Henry VIII, and while injured, encouraged his troops to fight on, saying:
"I am hurt, but I am not slain;
I'll lay me down and bleed a while,
And then I'll rise and fight again."