„The egotism of wisdom: to burn all that is pettily, painfully, stupidly selfish in the fire of love of spiritual vision and freedom.“

Fonte: The Second Light (1986), p. 14

Última atualização 4 de Junho de 2020. História
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Rimas, Sonnet 81 (as translated by Richard Zenith)<!-- http://portugal.poetryinternationalweb.org/piw_cms/cms/cms_module/index.php?obj_id=8436-->

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Contexto: Love is a fire that burns unseen,
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A loneliness in the midst of people,
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