The Seven Social Sins are: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Worship without sacrifice. Politics without principle.From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.
Downpour: the whole sky onto my head, plumb-down, pouring vertically and pouring slantingly – a drench, a draught, a quarrel of rays of light with rays of rain – and you don’t count here: once you’re caught in it, grow!
A downpour of light.
A downpour of life.
Marina Tsvetaeva, from “Art in the Light of Conscience: Eight Essays on Poetry,”
07.01.17 / study mode on!! 10 hours daily has been the standard and it’s still not enough to get the results i’d like, but given how much effort i’m putting into it it’s definitely enough to soothe my conscience.
Any human being who does not wish to be part of the masses need only stop making things easy for himself. Let him follow his conscience, which calls out to him: ‘Be yourself! All that you are now doing, thinking, desiring, all that is not you.’