I cannot divorce my exercise of spirituality from my pursuit of philosophy. When I am spiritually vitalized, I am spurred to investigate philosophy further. When I am spiritually dead, I don’t care one but for philosophy. This troubles me because I want a pure spirituality, unpolluted by inferior products of the human mind, and unleavened by worldly influence. I want to divorce Athens from Jerusalem, but I cannot practically do it.
Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company. Arthur Schopenhauer