Saturday, April 26, 2014

"We are less than ourselves"

"I HAVE no doubt that I had experienced the ebb of some vitality, for it is the saddest thing about us that this bright spirit with which we are lit from within like lanterns, can suffer dimness. Such frailty makes one fear that extinction is our final destiny, and it saps us with numbness, and we are less than ourselves."

~Hilaire Belloc: The Path to Rome.

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