Taking the long view

No great cause is ever lost or ever won. The battle must always be renewed and the creed restated, and the old formulas, once so potent a revelation, become only dim antiquarian echoes. But some things are universal, catholic, and undying—the souls of which such formulas are the broken gleams. These do not age or pass out of fashion, for they symbolize eternal things.

John Buchan

Montrose: A History (Houghton and Mifflin, 1928), 357. Photo by Land & Water, PD.

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