Inadvertent Buddhist Teachings IX

“[R]emember … that years are made up of moments, and that every step they took carried them nearer to their graves. But such reflections are useless, I had almost said criminal, unless they teach us … since, otherwise, they cloud our present happiness, without guiding us to a future one.”

~ Ann Radcliffe, The Mysteries of Udolpho, 1794, Vol IV, chapter VI
This edition: Penguin Books, 2001, p516

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