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Olympic sentiments - Tennyson and St Ignatius Loyola

edited March 2011 in - Writing Tales
"A line from an Alfred Tennyson poem has been chosen to inspire athletes taking part in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield", from Ulysses, will be engraved as a permanent installation in the centre of the Olympic Village.
The public was invited to suggest inspiring poetry representing the values of the Olympic Games"


Lovely sentiments in the Tennyson poem and very fitting, I agree.
Got me thinking of a very similar few lines in the prayer by St Ignatius Loyola ...

"...to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labour and not to ask for reward..."

Isn't there a line from Pilgrim's Progress similar to these too ?

Shows I think, that there aren't really any unique feelings and thoughts but there are unique ways of expressing them.

Thoughts, please ...
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