Thursday, May 7, 2020

Quote of the Day (James Russell Lowell, on Crises and ‘New Duties’)

“New occasions teach new duties; Time makes ancient good uncouth;
They must upward still, and onward, who would keep abreast of Truth;
Lo, before us gleam her camp-fires! we ourselves must Pilgrims be,
Launch our Mayflower, and steer boldly through the desperate winter sea,
Nor attempt the Future's portal with the Past's blood-rusted key.”—American poet, editor, and diplomat James Russell Lowell (1819-1891), “The Present Crisis” (1844)

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