See that unfortunate soldier who is falling hurt to death ("tombe blessé à...", Fr.) on the battlefield... - African Spir Quotes
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Quote:See that unfortunate soldier who is falling hurt to death ("tombe blessé à...", Fr.) on the battlefield; he learns that his folks have vanquished and dies happy. He detached himself from himself (s'est détacher de lui-même", Fr.), has identified himself with something greater and more lasting than himself; his homeland ("patrie", Fr.); thus, while dying as an individual, he has the certainty to survive in a larger existence. - African Spir Quotes


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