Thursday, December 2, 2010

Quote of the Day: Edward Carpenter


I was reading an excerpt from Edward Carpenter's book England's Ideal under the chapter "The Simplification of Life".  I found this quote quite gripping:

In remembering those who have dedicated their lives to the benefit of their own lands, we inevitably picture them as men of simple ways, who have asked little and given much, who have freed their shoulders from the burdens of luxury, who have stripped off from their lives the tight inflexible bandages of unnecessary formalities, and who have thus been left free for those great essentials of honest existence, for courage, for unselfishness, for heroic purpose, and, above all, for the clear vision which means the acceptance of that final good, honesty of purpose, without which there can be no real meaning in life. 

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