"Without great solitude,
No great work is possible."
"The writer is delegated to declare and to celebrate man's proven capacity for greatness of heart and spirit--for gallantry
in defeat, for courage, compassion and love.
In the endless war against weakness and depair, these are the bright rally flags of hope and emulation."
"Leaving behind nights of terror and fear]
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave..."