Monday, March 16, 2009

each must believe for himself

"Each must believe for himself.

Each soul chooses for itself.

No other can choose for it; in all the world there is no authority for anyone save his own soul....

Every man gives his life for what he believes. Every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometimes people believe in little or nothing:

One life is all we have, and we live it as we believe in living it, and then it's gone. But to surrender what you are, and live without belief--that's more terrible than dying--more terrible than dying young."

--the character of Joan of Arc in the 1946 play "Joan of Lorraine" written by Maxwell Anderson

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