The White Stone

France, Anatole (1910) The White Stone. Translated by Charles E. Roche. Original 1905. Printed by Ballanttne & Co. Ltd. Tavistock street, Covent Garden, London

p145 And, although the past is there to point out to them ever-changing and shifting rights and duties, they would look upon themselves as dupes were they to foresee that future humanity is to create for itself new rights, duties and gods. Finally, they fear disgracing themselves in the eyes of their contemporaries, in assuming the horrible immorality which future morality stands for. Such are the obstacles to a quest of the future.

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