Beauty! I can’t…

IMAGE: Beauty! I can't endure the thought that a man of lofty mind and heart begins with the ideal of the Madonna and ends with the ideal of Sodom. What's still more awful is that a man with the ideal of Sodom in his soul does not renounce the ideal of the Madonna, and his heart may be on fire with that ideal, genuinely on fire, just as in his days of youth and innocence.

Beauty! I can't endure the thought that a man of lofty mind and heart begins with the ideal of the Madonna and ends with the ideal of Sodom. What's still more awful is that a man with the ideal of Sodom in his soul does not renounce the ideal of the Madonna, and his heart may be on fire with that ideal, genuinely on fire, just as in his days of youth and innocence. - Dmitri Fyodorovich Karamazov (a.k.a. Mitya, Mitka, Mitenka, Mitri) -- (1821 - 81):

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美よ! 知性も感性も高い人が、最初は聖なる母マリアを理想に掲げながら、最後は享楽の町ソドムに堕するという考えに俺は耐えられない。もっと恐ろしいのは、魂に悪都ソドムの理想を懐く人間が、聖母マリアの理想を放棄せず、まるで無邪気な青春時代のようにその理想に心を燃やしている、純粋無垢に燃やしているかもしれないのだ。 - ドミートリイ[ドミートリー]・フョードロウィチ・カラマーゾフ(別名:ミーチャ、ミーチカ) -- (1821 - 81): 『(【訳】(おかもとけん) (1963 - ))

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