pillars of society

A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on good being, existence, and pillars of society

Knowing who in fact we are results in Good Being, and Good Being results in the most appropriate kind of good doing. But good doing does not of itself result in Good Being. We can be virtuous without knowing who in fact we are. The beings who are merely good are not Good Beings; they are just pillars of society.
Most pillars are their own Samsons. They hold up, but sooner or later they also pull down. There has never been a society in which most good doing was the product of Good Being and therefore constantly appropriate. This does not mean that there will never be such a society or that we in Pala are fools for trying to call in into existence.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Island (Perennial Classics), Pages: 41

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

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