It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one’s life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than ‘try to be a little kinder.’
– Aldous Huxley, humanist and agnostic
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
– Paul, apostle and Christian (II Timothy 4:6-8)
A beautiful, though tragic, contrast.
Thank you, Brother Al, I found it striking.