„Seriousness is the Christian's ballast which keeps him from being overturned with vanity.“

The Christian Soldier; or Heaven Taken by Storm (1669).

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„It is thus superstition infatuates man from his infancy, fills him with vanity, and enslaves him with fanaticism.“

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„Were art to redeem man, it could do so only by saving him from the seriousness of life and restoring him to an unexpected boyishness.“

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