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  • Paul shared from The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
    He had always been irreproachable in his conduct, and as a consequence, his capacity for empathy was small.
    Note: The empathy of the righteous
  • Paul shared from The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
    But uselessness overcame him, and he did not go on.
  • Paul shared from The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
    His imagination gave way to impatience, and his optimism to an extravagant breed of neglect. He seized an idea only to discard it immediately, if only for the reason that it was no longer novel to him; he started in all directions at once. This was not at all the mark of a fickle temper, but rather, of a temper that is accustomed to enthusiasm of the most genuine and curious sort, and so will accept no form of counterfeit—but it was, nevertheless, something of an impediment to progress.
  • Paul shared from The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
    ‘Welfare is the very proof of civilisation—it is its finest proof, indeed! If we are to civilise this place—if we are to build roads and bridges—if we are to lay a foundation for the future in this country—’
  • Paul shared from Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
    what greater misfortune can there be," replied Panza, "than the one that waits for time to put an end to it
(Waterford, Ireland)
Paul Watson