Calvin: Do Not Abate Your Speed as You Approach Your Goal

Do not abate your speed, because you approach the goal, … By too much delay the harvest-time will pass by, and the cold of a perpetual winter set in. The more age weighs on you, the more swiftly ought you to press on, lest your conscience reproach you for your tardiness, should you go from the world while things still lie in confusion.

John Calvin (1509-1564), letter to Cranmer, as quoted in George Bancroft’s “History of the United States,” Volume I, p. 183.


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