• His past was fairly blameless; few men could read the rolls of their life with less apprehension; yet he was humbled to the dust by the many ill things he had done, and raised up again into sober and fearful gratitude by the many he had come so near to doing, yet avoided.

    Robert Louis Stevenson (2010). “Markheim, Jekyll And The Merry Men”, p.242, Canongate Books