Many men would take the death sentence without a whimper to escape the life-sentence which fate carries in her other hand.
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing, Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms, Strong and content I travel the open road.1856 Leaves of Grass,'Song of the Open Road', section1.
This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper.1925 'The Hollow Men', closing lines.
I, for one, will be convinced that the Canada we know and love will be gone forever. But, then, Thucydides wrote that Themistocles' greatness lay in the fact that he realized Athens was not immortal. I think we have to realize that Canada is not immortal; but, if it is going to go, let it go with a bang rather than a whimper.pierre trudeau
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