Important Words, Entry #3

“But I have a belief of my own, and it comforts me.”

“What is that?” said Will, rather jealous of the belief.

“That by desiring what is perfectly good, even when we don’t quite know what it is and cannot do what we would, we are the divine power after evil—widening the skirts of light and making the struggle with darkness narrower.”

—Dorothea in Middlemarch