(via The Eagleman Stag / Stop-motion animation by Mikey Please)
How law students feel after surviving 1L.
...to think great thoughts you must be heroes as...
Only when you have worked alone, when you have felt around you a black gulf of solitude more isolating than that which surrounds the dying man, and—in hope and in despair—have trusted to your own unshaken will, then only will you have achieved. Then only can you gain the secret isolated joy of the thinker, who knows that, perhaps a hundred years after she is dead and forgotten…...