Thursday, September 28, 2006

"Can one love everyone, all human beings, all one's neighbours? I have often asked myself that question. Of course not, and it would even be unnatural. In an abstract love of humanity it is nearly always only oneself whom one loves."

-Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot

N.B. By quoting this, I don't mean to say that a saintly love of humanity is impossible, just that it consists not in a general idea of love toward all but a concrete love toward each. Or something of the sort, you know what I mean.

P.S. Yeah- I'm with beards over babies too!

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