Thursday, June 18, 2020


A Wise and Benevolent Maxim

Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Chapter VIII:
We may quote from the Zend Avesta a wise and benevolent maxim, which compensates for many an absurdity. "He who sows the ground with care and diligence acquires a greater stock of religious merit than he could gain by the repetition of ten thousand prayers."

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