Archive for February 6th, 2015

Man is a great enough creature and a great enough enigma to deserve both our pride and our compassion, and engage our fullest sense of mystery.  I shall certainly never do as much with my life as I want to, and I shall sometimes fail miserably to live up to my conscience, whose word I do not distrust even when I can’t obey it.  But I am terribly glad to be alive;  and when I have wit enough to think about it, terribly proud to be a man and an American, with all the rights and privileges that those words connote;  and most of all I am humble before the responsibilities that are also mine.  For no right comes without a responsibility, and being born luckier than most of the world’s millions, I am also born more obligated.
    —   Wallace Stegner
From:  “Everything Potent Is Dangerous
Found at one of the blogs I follow:  The Bully Pulpit  //http:/www.jrbenjamin.com
The original post is at:  http://jrbenjamin.com/2015/01/18/wallace-stegner-what-i-believe/
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