Monday, January 8, 2018

There will come a time by Maxim Gorky

Excerpt from" Mother"
Maxim Gorky

Raising his hand and shaking it, he began slowly
in a solemn tone of assurance with faith and with strength:

"There will come a time, I know, when people will take delight
in one another, when each will be like a star to the other,
and when each will listen to his fellow as to music.

The free men will walk upon the earth, men great in their freedom.
They will walk with open hearts, and the heart of each will be pure
of envy and greed, and therefore all mankind will be without malice,
and there will be nothing to divorce the heart from reason.
Then life will be one great service to man! His figure will be
raised to lofty heights-- for to free men all heights are attainable.

Then we shall live in truth and freedom and in beauty, and those
will be accounted the best who will the more widely embrace
the world with their hearts, and whose love of it will be
the profoundest; those will be the best who will be the freest;
for in them is the greatest beauty. Then will all life be great,
and the people will be great who live that life."

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