Without the cold and blackness of winter
The warmth and splendour of spring could never be.
Misfortunes have steeled and tempered me
And even more strengthened my resolve.

Ho Chi Minh, ‘Advice To Myself’, from The Prison Poems of Ho Chi Minh, trans. by The Binh Dang

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