[T]he ultimate evil is the weakness, cowardice, that is one of the constituents of so much human nature. When, rarely, unalloyed nobility does occur, its chances of prevailing are slim. Yet it exists, and its mere existence is reason enough for not wiping the name of mankind off the slate.

John Simon (b. 1925) American author and literary, theater, and film critic
“Fugard, Athol,” Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 25 [ed. Jean Stine] (1983)
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