Friday, March 20, 2020


Religious Zeal

Jean de La Bruyère (1645-1696), Characters XVII.24 (tr. Henri van Laun):
What excesses will a man not commit through his zeal for a religion, of the truth of which he is not entirely convinced, and which he practises so badly?

Jusques où les hommes ne se portent-ils point par l'intérêt de la religion, dont ils sont si peu persuadés, et qu'ils pratiquent si mal!

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