Monday, November 02, 2015

  "How our soul differs from itself at different times: for who is so thoughtless as not to have stood in awe before his own self-contradictions? What wider chasm separates hell from heaven than lies between the low and selfish mood, when mean passions win audience from us, and sluggish doubts hang idly on the heart, and fiendish fancies take all the wonder from the tales of crime; ---

Contrasted against the high strength of resolution rising up to victory, the grand calm of the accomplished sacrifice; the sweet submission; the infinite aspiring; the strange blending of utter passiveness with intensest action, which attend the retreat of earthly things before the conscious presence of our God?" Martineau.  

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