Everything sublime is as difficult as it is rare. Baruch Spinoza
Friday, February 5, 2010
A Muffled Silence
Man could not live if he were entirely impervious to sadness. Many sorrows can be endured only by being embraced, and the pleasure taken in them naturally has a somewhat melancholy character. So, melancholy is morbid only when it occupies too much place in life; but it is equally morbid for it to be wholly excluded from life.