Sunday, October 4, 2009
From Literary Studies, by Walter Bagehot
"The nature of many men and many women is such that it will not bear the daily and incessant repetition of certain and indisputable truths. The universe has of course its dark aspect. Many tremendous facts and difficulties can be found which often haunt the timid and sometimes incapacitate the feeble. To be continually insisting on these, and these only, will simply render both more and more unfit for the duties to which they were born. And if this is the case with certain fact, and clear truth, how much more with uncertain error and mystic exaggeration!"
From William Cowper