Only by our incessant efforts is the demand for infinite, or unrhythmical, change kept up.
C. S. Lewis
Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
Thus something does really depend on my choice. My free act contributes to the cosmic shape. That contribution is made in eternity or ‘before all worlds'; but my consciousness of contributing reaches me at a particular point in the time-series.
I wish the Macready would hurry up and take all these people away, said Susan presently. I'm getting horribly cramped.
But these complaints never appeared in the papers. Those who had actually seen ugly incidents were surprised to read in the Telegraph, that the new Institute was settling down very comfortably in Edgestow and the most cordial relations developing between it and the natives.
We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.