Quote by Edward George BulwerLytton
There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.
This quote implies that receiving an honest criticism or facing a harsh truth about oneself can be extremely uncomfortable for individuals who are concerned with maintaining their vanity or self-image. The metaphorical comparison between the "fine skin of vanity" and the "rough truth" emphasizes the stark contrast between the delicacy of one's ego and the raw reality of constructive feedback. It suggests that accepting such truths can be a painful experience, highlighting the vulnerability and sensitivity that vanity often hides.
To the former child migrants, who came to Australia from a home far away, led to believe this land would be a new beginning, when only to find it was not a beginning, but an end, an end of innocence - we apologise and we are sorry. To the mothers who lost the maternal right to love and care for their child - we apologise, and we are sorry.
If your heart takes more pleasure in reading novels, or watching TV, or going to the movies, or talking to friends, rather than just sitting alone with God and embracing Him, sharing His cares and His burdens, weeping and rejoicing with Him, then how are you going to handle forever and ever in His presence...? You'd be bored to tears in heaven, if you're not ecstatic about God now!