Quotation by Graham Greene

Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim. It is, one is told, the unforgivable sin, but it is a sin the corrupt or evil man never practises. He always has hope. He never reaches the freezing-point of knowing absolute failure. Only the man of goodwill carries always in his heart this capacity for damnation.
Graham Greene (1904–1991), British novelist. The Heart of the Matter, bk. 1, pt. 1, ch. 2, sct. 4 (1948).
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