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Having had to encounter single-handed during his period of eclipse many physical dangers, he was well aware of the most dangerous element common to them all: of the crushing, paralysing sense of human littleness, which is what really defeats a human struggling with natural forces, alone, far from the eyes of his fellows.
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Joseph Conrad

English novelist (born in Poland) noted for sea stories and for his narrative technique (1857-1924)

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