I laugh, for hope hath happy place with me- If my bark sinks, 'tis to another sea.
William Ellery Channing (1780 - 1842)
Source: A Poet’s Hope
Contributed by: Zaady
The hills are reared, the seas are scooped in vain If learning's altar vanish from the plain.
Source: Inscription for the Alcott house.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
All virtue lies in individual action, in inward energy, in self determination. There is no moral worth in being swept away by a crowd even toward the best objective.
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