It is no exaggeration to say that the English Bible is, next to Shakespeare, the greatest work in English literature, and that it will have much more influence than even Shakespeare upon the written and spoken language of the English race.
More Quotes from Lafcadio Hearn:Of course when a religious faith has been shaken to its foundation, it is natural to suppose that morals must have been simultaneously affected.
Contemporary literature in the West has shown some signs of ethical change.
But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own; and in this respect the original Bible stands very high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose.
A proof of really great art is that it is generally true - it seldom falls into the misapprehensions to which minor art is liable.
All good work is done the way ants do things Little by little.
Some persons have ventured to say that it is only since Englishmen ceased to believe in the Bible that they began to discover how beautiful it was.
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