|First Read||April 11, 2005|
Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing
Yes, man can deceive himself and men. But when eternity listens attentively, listens in order to discover whether the playing of the strings is pure and in time with itself - alas, it instantly detects false notes and hesitation. It rejects such a man just as a connoisseur rejects a stringed instrument when it is damaged. Alas, it is indeed a sorry cleverness . . . that deceives itself about what is the highest of all.
Quoted on December 11, 2010