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Jessie Sampter

  • ... they carried their land upon their shoulders and their sanctuary in their hearts.

  • ... a people ... wise-hearted with the sorrows of every land.

  • God gave a law ... called justice. But they have made a law for themselves that is terrible and intricate, and they cannot escape it, for the evil will and the good will are caught alike in its meshes, and it is darkness to the eyes that see and a stumbling block to the feet that run. This law is called necessity.

  • ... freedom / Is dearer than bread or joy.

    • Jessie Sampter,
    • "The Sabbath at Merchaviah," The Emek ()
  • ... simplicity is the peak of civilization.

    • Jessie Sampter,
    • "Civilization," The Emek ()

Jessie Sampter, German-born U.S.-Israeli poet

(1883 - 1938)

Full name: Jessie Ethel Sampter.