Sunday, September 06, 2009

Thornton Wilder quote:

"All men aspire to excellence. All men strive to incorporate elements of the Absolute into their lives. These efforts are doomed to failure. Every man is an archer whose arrow is aimed to the center of the target; but our arrows are leaden, their feathers are ill...our eyesight is imperfect; our education has failed to distinguish the true from the false targets; the strength in our arm is insufficiently developed."
(taken from his unfinished preface to Theophilus North)

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