It may be better to live under robber barons than omnipotent moral busybodies.
In reality the puritans and the humanists were quite often the same people.
The architects tell us that nothing is great or small save by position.
The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.
Don’t think of God in terms of forms, because forms are limited and God is unlimited.
If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.