Sunday, October 8, 2023

Spiritual Quote of the Day (Alexander Pope, on ‘Virtue’s Prize’)

“What nothing earthly gives or can destroy,
The soul's calm sunshine and the heartfelt joy,
Is Virtue's prize. A better would you fix?
Then give humility a coach and six,
Justice a conqueror's sword, or truth a gown,
Or public spirit its great cure, a crown.
Weak, foolish man! will Heav'n reward us there
With the same trash mad mortals wish for here?”—English poet Alexander Pope (1688-1744), “An Essay on Man” (1733)

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