“Perhaps “cowardice,” that miserable, despicable, much-abused weakness of the underworld,…”

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“Perhaps “cowardice,” that miserable, despicable, much-abused weakness of the underworld, is not such a vice after all. Perhaps it is even a virtue. Think of Dostoevsky and his heroes, think of Hamlet. If the underground man in us were afraid of nothing, if Hamlet was naturally a gladiator, then we should have neither tragic poetry nor philosophy.”

Lev Shestov, All Things Are Possible

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