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Sunday September 1, 2019

De Gaulle had absorbed the lesson of French tragedy: that most hopes are doomed, that all choices come at a cost, and that enduring loss with dignity is the highest of human callings.

—Adam Gopnik
  American writer(b. 1956)

Source: review of a biography of French general and statesman Charles De Gaulle in The New Yorker magazine, August 20, 2018

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