Saturday, July 27, 2013

On some such night

On some such night as this she remembered promising to herself to live as brave and noble a life as any heroine she ever read or heard of in romance, a life sans peur et sans reproche; it had seemed to her then that she had only to will, and such a life would be accomplished. And now she had learnt that not only to will, but also to pray, was a necessary condition in the truly heroic. Trusting to herself, she had fallen.
--Elizabeth Gaskell


  1. May I ask what book by Elizabeth Gaskell you are currently reading? These several quotes of hers are very intriguing.

    Best wishes and prayer...

  2. Yes, Robert, and thank you for asking. Most of these quotes are from North and South, which is a very good book that I highly recommend. May Almighty God bless you and your dear ones.