Balthazar: "Bariona, it's true we're very old and very wise and know all there is to know about the things on this earth. But when we saw that star in the sky, our hearts jumped for joy like children's and we set forth; because we wanted to do our duty as men, which is to hope. The man who loses hope, Bariona, is the man who will be hounded out of his village. People will curse him and the stones on his path will be harder and the thorns sharper and the burden he carries will be heavier and all the bad things will swarm down on him like stirred-up bees and everyone will mock him and shout at him. (...)" In: Bariona, or the Son of Thunder. [In]: The Writings of Jean-Paul Sartre. Vol.2. P.110.

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