He Said That? 10/22/17

From Joseph Conrad (1857–1924), Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language, Lord Jim (1900):

There are the girls we love, the men we look up to, the tenderness, the friendships, the opportunities, the pleasures! But the fact remains that you must touch your reward with clean hands, lest it turn to dead leaves, to thorns, in your grasp.

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