The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) Scottish writer, historian, biographer
The Pirate, ch. 36 (1822)

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Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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