June 11, 2008 @ 12:22 am by sean
Don Quixote says something worthwhile:
in response to Sancho’s desire for fame-
While we, Christians, Catholics, and knights errant, have more to expect from future and everlasting glory enjoyed in the ethereal and celestial regions than from the vanity of fame achieved in this present transient life; which fame, however long it lasts, must finally end with the world itself, which has its fixed term. So, Sancho, our works must not transgress the bounds set us by the Christian religion which we profess. It is for us to slay pride by slaying giants; to slay envy by our generosity and nobility; anger by calmness of mind, and serenity of disposition; gluttony; and drowsiness by eating little and watching late in to the night; indulgence and lust by preserving our loyalty to those whom we have made ladies of our hearts; and sloth by traveling through all parts of the world in quest of opportunities of becoming famous nights as well as Christians.
Normally I’d not post that, but it was too long to write out by hand but still worth documenting somehow.