„It is a lonely and arduous excursion, a sufficient test of courage and sincerity: for most men prefer to dwell in comfortable ignorance upon the lower slopes, and there to make of their obvious characteristics a drapery which shall veil the naked truth.“

—  Evelyn Underhill, buch Practical Mysticism

Quelle: Practical Mysticism (1914), Chapter V, Self Adjustment, p. 82

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Evelyn Underhill
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