The ivy cannot grow alone: it must twine round some support or other; if not the goodly oak, then the ragged thorn — round any dead stick whatever, rather than have no stay or support at all. It is even so with the heart and affections of man; if they do not twine around God, they must twine around some meaner thing.

Richard Chevenix Trench (1807-1886) English archbishop, philologist, poet
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Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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