Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return.

W. H. Auden (1907-1973) Anglo-American poet [Wystan Hugh Auden]
“The I Without a Self,” The Dyer’s Hand and Other Essays (1962)

Sometimes misattributed to Franz Kafka.

Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 20-Dec-11
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