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Monday, December 05, 2016

Quote of the Week

"The star of the unconquered will,
He rises in my breast,
Serene, and resolute, and still,
And calm, and self-possessed.
And thou, too, whosoe'er thou art,
That readest this brief psalm,
As one by one thy hopes depart,
Be resolute and calm.
Oh, fear not in a world like this,
And thou shalt know erelong,
Know how sublime a thing it is
To suffer and be strong."

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, from his poem "The Light of Stars"

(Painting: "Heavenly Body in the Night Sky," by Albrecht Durer, painted on the reverse of his portrait of Saint Jerome, c.1500) 

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