Quotation by Olive Schreiner

Now we have no God. We have had two: the old God that our fathers handed down to us, that we hated, and never liked; the new one that we made for ourselves, that we loved; but now he has flitted away from us, and we see what he was made of—the shadow of our highest ideal, crowned and throned. Now we have no God.
Olive Schreiner (1855–1920), South African writer, feminist. The Story of an African Farm, pt. 2, ch. 1 (1883).
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