Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Daily Strength - Heroes

There are few prophets in the world; few sublimely beautiful women; few heroes. I can't afford to give all my love and reverence to such rarities: I want a great deal of those feelings for my every-day fellow-men, especially for the few in the foreground of the great multitude, whose faces I know, whose hands I touch for whom I have to make way with kindly courtesy.

It is more needful that my heart should swell with love and admiration at some trait of gentle  goodness in the faulty people who sit at the same hearth with me, than at the deeds of heroes whom I shall never know except by hearsay.

George Eliot

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