In the end, that Face which is the delight or the terror of the universe must be turned upon each of us with one expression or with the other, either conferring glory inexpressible or inflicting shame that can never be cured or disguised.
Progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer.
When a man is getting better, he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him. When a man is getting worse, he understands his own badness less and less.