Quotation by Ernest Renan

You may take great comfort from the fact that suffering inwardly for the sake of truth proves abundantly that one loves it and marks one out as being of the elect.
Ernest Renan (1823–1892), French writer, critic, scholar. Quoted in H.W. Wardman, "Saint Sulpice and the Hidden God," Ernest Renan: a Critical Biography (1964).
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