A Voice of Reason: Sane Views for a Crazy World

March 20, 2007

Quote of the Day

Filed under: General,Inspirational,Philosophy,Quote of the Day — avoiceofreason @ 3:52 am

The deepest human defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become.
Ashley Montagu

2 Comments »

  1. Yep, very true because the difference between what one is and could have been is a difference that can never be made up. Virtually ever other form of human “defeat” leaves with it the possibility to rise again; if we fail at a test of literally anything- be it knowledge, love, etc.- there always remains the feeling that we can try again. Indeed “hope springs eternal in the human breast,” as Pope once said; however, there can be no hope in attempting to go back and change that which went wrong. In essence, the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become is the concept of time- something nobody has every transcended nor can ever hope to transcend in the future.

    Comment by entersandman — March 20, 2007 @ 5:27 am | Reply

  2. I live in fear of not doing what I think I should accomplish. I pray in the balance that I become what I thought I was capable of. What a waste if that does not transpire.

    Comment by avoiceofreason — March 20, 2007 @ 6:26 am | Reply


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