Quotation by Paul Gauguin

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin (1848–1903), French artist. Intimate Journals, 1930 edition, p. 194, trans. by Van Wyck Brooks (orig. publ. 1923).
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