Human history, like all great movements, was cyclical, and returned to the point of beginning. the idea of indefinite progress in a right line was a chimera of the imagination, with no analogue in nature. The parabola of a comet was perhaps a better illustration of the career of humanity. Tending upward and sunward from the aphelion of barbarism, the race attained the perihelion of civilization only to plunge downward once more to its nether goal in the regions of chaos.
Peace without honour is not only a disgrace, but, except as a temporary respite, it is a chimera.Marquess of Salisbury Robert
This soul is mysterious entity who is wholly non-existant to many people and whose quest is a chimera to most people, will eventually prove to be the only one who remains when all others pass away.