Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too truly to be fearful of the night.

Sarah “Sadie” Williams

Source:

The Old Astronomer  (1868)  from  Twilight Hours: A Legacy of Verse

This quote, in slightly altered form, is often misattributed to Galileo Galilee: I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

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