I, who had ever been surrounded by amiable companions, continually engaged in endeavouring to bestow mutual pleasure – I was now alone.
– Mary Shelley
It is only the forcible propagation of conventional Christianity that makes the agnostic so bitter toward the church. He knows that all the doctrines cannot possibly be true, but he would view them with toleration if he were asked merely to let them alone for the benefit of the masses whom they can help and succour.
– H. P. Lovecraft