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October 26, 2010
Measure of sufferings
What is the destiny of man but to fill up the measure of his sufferings, and to drink his alotted cup of bitterness? And if that same cup proved bitter to the Son of God, why should I affect a foolish pride and call it sweet?
Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther, November 15, Book II