Though much is taken, much abides;
and though we are not now that strength
which in old days moved earth and heaven,
that which we are, we are –
one equal temper of heroic hearts,
made weak by time and fate,
but strong in will to strive, to seek,
to find, and not to yield.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson Ulysses
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby
To all men, Jew and Gentile, who have laid down their lives in that ancient and unfinished struggle for human freedom and dignity.
Howard Fast The dedication to My Glorious Brothers