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The other might do it to boot, or larger. So little ability enters into those works, so little do they combine with the divine existence, that it particularly indicates little what we do, no matter if we flip a grindstone, or experience, or run, or make fortunes, or govern the nation. The worst characteristic of this double awareness is, that the 2 lives, of the knowledge and of the soul, which we lead, quite convey little or no relation to one another, by no means meet and degree one another: one prevails now, all buzz and din; and the opposite prevails then, all infinitude and paradise; and, with the growth of lifestyles, the 2 become aware of no larger disposition to reconcile themselves. but, what's my religion? What am I? What yet a considered serenity and independence, an domicile within the deep blue sky? almost immediately the clouds close down back; but we continue the idea that this petty net we weave will ultimately be overshot and reticulated with veins of the blue, and that the moments will symbolize the times. endurance, then, is for us, is it no longer? endurance, and nonetheless persistence. after we move, as shortly we will, into a few new infinitude, out of this Iceland of negations, it's going to please us to mirror that, even though we had few virtues or consolations, we bore with our indigence, nor as soon as strove to fix it with hypocrisy or fake warmth of any variety. yet this category isn't sufficiently characterised, if we overlook so as to add that they're fanatics and worshippers of good looks. within the everlasting trinity of fact, Goodness, and sweetness, each one in its perfection together with the 3, they like to make attractiveness the signal and head. whatever of a similar style is observable in the entire ethical routine of the time, within the non secular and benevolent organizations. they've got a liberal, even a cultured spirit. A connection with good looks in motion sounds, to make sure, a bit hole and ridiculous within the ears of the previous church. In politics, it has frequently sufficed, once they handled of justice, in the event that they saved the boundaries of egocentric calculation. in the event that they granted restitution, it used to be prudence which granted it. however the justice that is now claimed for the black, and the pauper, and the drunkard is for Beauty,—is for a need to the soul of the agent, now not of the beneficiary. I say, this is often the tendency, no longer but the conclusion. Our advantage totters and journeys, doesn't but stroll firmly. Its representatives are austere; they pontificate and denounce; their rectitude isn't really but a grace. they're nonetheless at risk of that mild taint of burlesque which, in our unusual global, attaches to the zealot. A saint will be as pricey because the apple of the attention. but we're tempted to grin, and we flee from the operating to the speculative reformer, to flee that very same mild ridicule. regrettably for nowadays of derision and feedback! We name the gorgeous the top, since it seems to us the golden suggest, escaping the dowdiness of the nice, and the heartlessness of the genuine. —They are fans of nature additionally, and locate an indemnity within the inviolable order of the area for the violated order and charm of guy.