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Sir Stephen Spender
1909 - 1995

English poet, literary critic and writer, author of The God That Failed (1949), World Within World (1951) and other works

I think continually of those who were truly great. ... What is precious is never to forget the essential delight of the blood drawn from ageless springs breaking through rocks in worlds before our earth; ... Born of the sun they traveled a short while towards the sun, And left the vivid air signed with their honour.

1933 - from his poem "I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truly Great"