A Quote by Charles Edwin Markham on beauty, defeat, glory, grief, heart, joy, soul, and victory

Defeat may serve as well as victory To shake the soul and let the glory out. When the great oak is straining in the wind, The boughs drink in new beauty and the trunk Sends down a deeper root on the windward side. Only the soul that knows the mighty grief Can know the mighty rapture, Sorrows come To stretch out spaces in the heart for joy.

Edwin Markham (1852 - 1940)

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