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The patience to work Print E-mail
By Charles Péguy   
Monday, 17 October 2011

Genius exacts the patience to work — and the longer I live, citizen, the less I believe in the efficiency of sudden illuminations that are not accompanied or supported by serious work, the less I believe in the efficiency of conversions, extraordinary, sudden and marvelous, in the efficiency of sudden passions, — and the more I believe in the efficiency of modest, slow, molecular, definitive work.

The longer I live — the less I believe in the efficiency of an extraordinary sudden social revolution, improvised, marvelous, with or without guns and impersonal dictatorship — and the more I believe in the efficiency of modest, slow, molecular, definitive social work.

 

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