Nevertheless, as saith an Indian sage,

"I set out looking for an evil soul -- and, much to my chagrin, I found there was none more so than me."

"Myself am Hell" -- 'Paradise Lost', IV, 75

"The only wisdom we can hope to acquire / Is the wisdom of humility: humility is endless." -- 'East Coker'

"Blessed sister, holy mother, spirit of the fountain, spirit of the garden,
 Suffer us not to mock ourselves with falsehood
 Teach us to care and not to care
 Teach us to sit still
 Even among these rocks,
 Our peace in His will
 And even among these rocks
 Sister, mother
 And spirit of the river, spirit of the sea,
 Suffer me not to be separated

 And let my cry come unto Thee."
 
 -- 'Ash-Wednesday'

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