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By: Rudyard Kipling

"Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken"

you dedicated your life to something and gave up on it. I think this quote is important because you worked so hard for something and you just throw it all away. In life we will have obstacles to face and we will overcome them in the future.

broken-having been fractured or damaged and no longer in one piece or in working order.

"And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools;"

started from the bottom now you there. This quote means you started with nothing but still managed to work your way up to the top. No matter what you do or what you have, you still try to get to where you want to be.

worn-out-(of a person or animal) extremely tired; exhausted