No bird flies near, no tiger creeps; alone the whirlwind, wild and black, assails the tree of death and sweeps away with death upon its back.
Here shame dissuades him, there his fear prevails, And each by turns his aching heat assails.ovid
We should learn never to interpret duty by success. The opposition which assails us in the course of obedience is no evidence that we are mistaken.Newman Hall, p. 205. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
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