Not Standing Still

“For each of us, even for the greatest, there is a Jordan we will not cross, a promised land we will not enter, a destination we will not reach. That is what R. Tarfon meant when he said: “It is not for you to complete the task, but neither are you free to desist from it.” (Mishnah Avot 2:16). What we began, others will continue. What matters is that we undertook the journey. We did not stand still.”

Essays on Ethics, pp. 336-337