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Vera Brittain
(1896-1970) born on
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English writer, poet, pacifist. She wrote of WWI experiences in "Testament of Youth," 1933; made into English series shown on PBS.
         
   
F
I thought that spring must last forevermore
For I was young and loved, and it was May.

R
His secret realisation of his physical cowardice led him to underrate his exceptional moral courage . . .
A
The pacifists, task today is to find a method of helping and healing which provides a revolutionary constructive substitute for war.
N
I found in you a holy place apart,
Sublime endurance, God in man revealed
Where mending broken bodies slowly healed
My broken heart.
K
I can think of few important movements for reform in which success was won by any method other than that of an energetic minority presenting the indifferent majority with a #fait accompli,' which was then accepted.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "May Morning," St. 4 (May 1916), "Poems of the War and After," 1934.
R: "Born," Pt. 1, Ch. 1, 1949.
A: "The Rebel Passion," Ch. 12, 1964.
N: "Epitaph on My Days in Hospital," 1919; "Poems of the War and After," 1934.
K: In "The Last Word - A Treasury of Women's Quotes," by Carolyn Warner, 1992.
   


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