Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Idealism and forbearance

"It is curious how much easier it is to be idealistic over big things than over little: how much easier it is to give a hundred pounds to the Home for the One-legged, than it is to see a guest take ten spoonfuls of honey: how much easier it is to die a heroic death than to get over one's foibles."

Excerpt from "Mr Noon", Part 2, Chapter XIII, by D H Lawrence.

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