How many times have you heard someone say,“Rome wasn’t built in a day”? You’ve heard it a lot. That’s because Rome wasn’t built in a day. It took, like, years. Maybe decades. I don’t know, I’m… not a doctor.
Yes, death and life, fame and ignominy, pain and pleasure, wealth and poverty - all these come to good and bad alike, but they are not in themselves either right or wrong: neither then are they inherent good or evil.
“Then I caught my breath as I read the time-honoured title of the great nobleman and statesman whose wife she had been. My eyes met those of Holmes, and he put his finger to his lips as we turned away from the window.”
Illustration by Sidney Paget for “The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton”, The Strand Magazine, April 1904.