|Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1821-1881|
This is from the blog Dover Beach:
"And therefore the idea of serving mankind, of the brotherhood and oneness of people, is fading more and more in the world, and indeed the idea now even meets with mockery, for how can one drop one’s habits, where will this slave go now that he is so accustomed to satisfying the innumerable needs he himself has invented? He is isolated, and what does he care about the whole? They have succeeded in amassing more and more things, but have less and less joy."
--Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
Leonard Ravenhill on John Wesley