July 19, 2011 at 1:43 am

Are You an Echo or a Voice?dkadmin / Justin Mantic / no comments

i stumbled across this quote and wanted to ensure i didn’t forget it, so i figured this would be the best place for it…

 

The man who has no refuge in himself, who lives, so to speak, in his front rooms, in the outer whirlwind of things and opinions, is not properly a personality at all. He floats with the current, who does not guide himself according to higher principles, who has no ideal, no convictions–such a man is a mere article of furniture–a thing moved, instead of a living and moving being–an echo, not a voice. The man who has no inner life is the slave of his surroundings, as the barometer is the obedient servant of the air at rest, and the weathercock the humble servant of the air in motion. – Henri-Frédéric Amiel