It is very hard for a man to defend anything of which he is entirely convinced. It is comparatively easy when he is only partially convinced. He is partially convinced because he has found this or that proof of the thing, and he can expound it. But a man is not really convinced of a philosophic theory when he finds that something proves it. He is really convinced when he finds that everything proves it. And the more converging reasons he finds pointing to this conviction, the more bewildered he is if asked suddenly to sum them up.
“Venid hasta el borde, les dijo.
Tenemos miedo, podríamos caer.
Venid hasta el borde, les dijo.
Ellos fueron. Los empujó……. y volaron.”
“Go to the edge, he said.
We are afraid that we will fall.
Go to the edge, he said.
They went. He pushed them……. and they flew.”
Let every dawn of morning be to you as the beginning of life and every setting sun be to you as its close; then let every one of these short lives leave its sure record of some kindly thing done for others, some goodly strength or knowledge gained for yourself.