William Makepeace Thackeray Quote
Our measure of rewards and punishments is most partial and incomplete, absurdly inadequate, utterly worldly; and we wish to continue it into the next world. Into that next and awful world we strive to pursue men, and send after them our impotent paltry verdicts of condemnation or acquittal. We set up our paltry little rod to measure heaven immeasurable.
The History of Pendennis (Volume 2 of 2 ) (EasyRead Edition) (ed. 2008)