„There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.“

Poslední aktualizace 25. května 2019. Historie
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—  Matthew Arnold English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools 1822 - 1888

" The Buried Life http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/arnold/writings/buriedlife.html" (1852), st. 2
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