Quote by Thomas Jefferson
My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!
This quote reflects the speaker's astonishment at the lack of awareness among their fellow citizens regarding the immense privileges and benefits they possess that are unparalleled by any other nation on Earth. The exclamation highlights the speaker's deep appreciation for the unique blessings bestowed upon their countrymen, emphasizing that it is crucial for individuals to recognize and value the inherent advantages and good fortune they possess as citizens of their nation.
So live, that when thy summons comes to joinThe innumerable caravan, which movesTo that mysterious realm, where each shall takeHis chamber in the silent halls of death,Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night,Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothedBy an unfaltering trust, approach thy graveLike one who wraps the drapery of his couchAbout him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
More than anything, I felt the unfairness of it, the inarguable injustice of loving someonewho might have loved you back but can't due to deadness, and then I leaned forward, my forehead against the back of Takumi's headrest, and Icried, whimpering, and I didn't even feel sadness so much as pain.