Pascal, All things can be deadly to us

All things can be deadly to us, even the things made to serve us; as in nature walls can kill us, and stairs can kill us, if we do not walk circumspectly. The least movement affects all nature; the entire sea changes because of a rock. Thus ... Read More | Share

Kierkegaard, A Panegyric Upon Abraham – Fear and Trembling Ch I

If there were no eternal consciousness in a man, if at the foundation of all there lay only a wildly seething power which writhing with obscure passions produced everything that is great and everything that is insignificant, if a bottomless ... Read More | Share

Kierkegaard, It was a quiet evening when Abraham rode out alone – Fear and Trembling Introduction II-IV

II It was early in the morning, Abraham arose betimes, he embraced Sarah, the bride of his old age, and Sarah kissed Isaac, who had taken away her reproach, who was her pride, her hope for all time. So they rode on in silence along the way, ... Read More | Share

Eliot Four Quartets: Little Gidding

Eliot Four Quartets Quartet Four: Little Gidding I Midwinter spring is its own season Sempiternal though sodden towards sundown, Suspended in time, between pole and tropic. When the short day is brightest, with frost and fire, The brief sun ... Read More | Share

Eliot Four Quartets: The Dry Salvages

Eliot Four Quartets Quartet Three: The Dry Salvages I I do not know much about gods; but I think that the river Is a strong brown god—sullen, untamed and intractable, Patient to some degree, at first recognised as a frontier; Useful, ... Read More | Share

Eliot Four Quartets: East Coker

Eliot Four Quartets Quartet Two: East Coker I In my beginning is my end. In succession Houses rise and fall, crumble, are extended, Are removed, destroyed, restored, or in their place Is an open field, or a factory, or a by-pass. Old stone ... Read More | Share

Eliot Four Quartets: Burnt Norton

Eliot Four Quartets Quartet One: Burnt Norton I Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future, And time future contained in time past. If all time is eternally present All time is unredeemable. What might have been is an ... Read More | Share

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