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by many to be the greatest masterpiece of Japanese literature and possibly the world's first novel. 1429: Peasant girl Joan of Arc commands the French army in a series of victorious battles to liberate her homeland from the English; she is burned at the
that is a part of every woman's heart—on fire with the justice of Rosa Parks; armed with the truth of divine love, like Joan of Arc ; and capable of sourcing wisdom from the deepest well of her being, like Helen Keller. We are all born with a part of us
health, and you'll do it faster when you're rested, anyway. In fact, everything works better when you stop playing Joan of Arc . Refuse to burn. Claim the time it takes to be happy. Everything you value will benefit as you learn to keep your cool
beating heart, I refused. My will stiffened. I refused to give in. I felt heroic. I was David with my slingshot. I was Joan of Arc , defying the English. A war between us began, which only ended ten years later when he came sheepishly to the hospital
heard the voice of God telling him to kill women), were a danger only to herself. Still, later on, when I read about Joan of Arc and the mystic Julian of Norwich, I wondered what separated them from my neighbor. Why did such-and-such historical
d be Jessica Lynn Cohen in the boiler room. We'd find her in the pantry with her arms outstretched in a sort of pious Joan of Arc gesture of supplication or in the bathroom with one leg raised high over her head like a Folies Bergère dancer. Coming upon
What occurs infinitesimally in laboratory experiments takes on huge dimensions in the lives of some extraordinary people. Joan of Arc had goals so wildly improbable that she was burned as a witch for achieving them. A young Winston Churchill once said to