The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
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He was very religious; he believed that he had a secret pact with God which exempted him from doing good in exchange for prayers and piety.
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[Mindfulness] is not concerned with anything transcendent or divine. It serves as an antidote to theism, a cure for sentimental piety, a scalpel for excising the tumor of metaphysical belief. (130)
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Tearing money is an impiety, like throwing away bread.
So through a world of piety I made my way to Sebastian.
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The moving hand once having writ moves on. Nor all thy piety nor wit can lure it back to cancel half a line.
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