A marvelously succinct summary of the vast universe that is the evolution of a single human being, with all its subtleties and complexities.
‘A human being in this aged nation of ours is a very wonderful whole, the slow creation of long interchanging influences.’
See also, by another great humanist, Vasily Grossman’s comment on the human heart.
Source: George Eliot, Middlemarch (London: Oxford University Press, 1973), p. 439
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