That Quiet Spirit

Why should not a man be happy when he is growing old, so long as his faith strengthens the feeble knees which chiefly suffer in the process of going down the hill? True, the fever heat is over, and the oil burns more slowly in the lamp of life; but if there is less fervour, … Continue reading That Quiet Spirit

The Undertaking

I have done one braver thing Than all the Worthies did, And yet a braver thence doth spring, Which is, to keep that hid. It were but madness now t'impart The skill of specular stone, When he which can have learn'd the art To cut it, can find none. So, if I now should utter … Continue reading The Undertaking

A Fixed Point

When everything is moving at once, nothing appears to be moving as on board a ship. When everyone is moving towards depravity, no one seems to be moving, but if someone stops, he shows up the others who are rushing on, by acting as a fixed point.  — Pascal