Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thomas Carlyle on Agile

But indeed Conviction, were it never so excellent, is worthless till it convert itself into Conduct. Nay properly Conviction is not possible till then; inasmuch as all Speculation is by nature endless, formless, a vortex amid vortices: only by a felt indubitable certainty of Experience does it find any centre to revolve round, and so fashion itself into a system. ... Do the Duty which lies nearest thee, which though knowest to be a Duty! Thy second Duty will already have become clearer.

-- Thomas Carlyle in Sartor Resartus.

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