On Achievement

According to Arthur C. Clarke:

There is a special sadness in achievement, in the knowledge that a long-desired goal has been attained at last, and that life must now be shaped toward new ends.

From The City and the Stars, by Arthur C. Clarke (published 1956)

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  1. What a wonderful quote! I wish I had known it for a long long time, it would have been so useful in the difficult time that follows in achieving a goal. But I always just thought there was something peculiar about my reaction —


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