Borges, The Immortal

books, Musings

‘The most fleeting thought obeys an invisible design and can crown, or inaugurate, a secret form. I know of those who have done evil so that in future centuries good would result, or would have resulted in those already past…. Seen in this manner, all our acts are just, but they are also indifferent. There are no moral or intellectual merits.’
[Borges, ‘The Immortal’; Labyrinths]