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One act of beneficence, one act of real usefulness, is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world.
-- Ann Radcliffe


Monday, December 2, 2002

More than reason

The ability to think and to reason is a gift that truly is priceless and can bring untold value to those who make use of it. Yet there is far more to life than reason alone.

Love is often altogether without reason, and how empty we would be without love. Beauty exists apart from reason, and how fortunate we are that beauty does exist. Even when there is no reason to hope, hope still lives. And time after time that hope turns out to be justified.

It would be foolish to live without reason. And it would be even more foolish to live by reason alone. The greatest accomplishments are those that flow from the mind and from the heart as well. Real, profound fulfillment encompasses not only the mind and the body, but the soul and the spirit too.

Reason can bring us great and powerful understanding. And that includes the understanding that some of the most wonderful things in life, though they can indeed be known, cannot be understood.

— Ralph Marston

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