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Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Napoleon said of Massena, that he was not himself until the battle began to go against him; then, when the dead began to fall in ranks around him, awoke his powers of combination, and he put on terror and victory as a robe. So it is in rugged crises, in unweariable endurance, and in aims which put sympathy out of question, that the angel is shown.”


Ralph Waldo Emerson, Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume I: Nature, Addresses, and Lectures
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