Life is not given to us that we might live idly without work.
No, our life is a struggle and a journey.
- Good should struggle with evil;
- truth should struggle with falsehood;
- freedom should struggle with slavery;
- love should struggle with hatred.
Life is a movement, a walk along the way of life to the fulfillment of those ideas which illuminate us, both in our intellect and in our hearts, with divine light.
(After Giuseppe Mazzini, in A Calendar of Wisdom by Leo Tolstoy, 29 February)
3 March 2016