From "Pascal" by Emile Cailliet: "The Christian who allows himself to be drawn into a war of words, compelled to have recourse to irony, even sarcasm, comes to feel, sooner or later, a strange sense of aridity . . . . Can all the motives that are animating him be attributed to holy indignation? Is it always possible to distinguish between an abhorrent cause and the individuals who represent it? . . . The human heart so easily deceives itself!"