David McCasland in Eric Liddell: Pure Gold describes Eric, following his Olympic gold, saying this to his college classmates: “Over the entrance to the University of Pennsylvania, there is written this, ‘In the dust of defeat as well as in the laurel of victory, there is glory to be found if one has done his best.’” He had been to Penn once to run in the Penn Relays. Again, these are words of a man who learned how to “serve the work.”
By the way, the University of Pennsylvania is my alma mater. And I have no recollection of seeing this quote. Embarrassingly, I didn’t even know there was an “entrance” to the university!