Desmond MacCarthy (1877-1952), "Renan," Portraits
(1931; rpt. New York: Oxford University Press, 1955), pp. 219-225 (at 225):
The infection which men caught from his work was a new kind of tolerance; not that cut-and-dry, rule-of-thumb tolerance which commands them to admit that others have a right to differ from them and to hold
their own opinions; but a tolerance which is also an act of bonne volonté, springing from a kind of temporary metempsychosis, an imaginative transference of thought and emotion into another's point of view.