Ex Libris Kirkland

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First Written 1850
Genre Philosophy
Origin Denmark
Publisher HarperOne
ISBN-10 0061300047
ISBN-13 978-0061300042
My Copy paperback
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

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