Wisdom in black-white …

A friend of mine sent me a little treasure of a book called ‘The Man who Planted Trees’ by Jean Giono. It is a touching modern-day fable that was published for the first time in 1975. The book has a most wonderful opening which I would love to share:

‘To see a human being reveal really exceptional qualities one must be able to observe his activities over many years. If these activities are completely unselfish; if the idea motivating them is unique in its magnanimity; if it is quite certain they have never looked for any reward; and if in addition they have left visible traces on the world – then one may say, without fear of error, that one is in the presence of an unforgettable character.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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