Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness; nothing but faithfaith and freedom.
(Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by Francis Steegmuller. The Selected Letters of Gustave Flaubert, letter, October 2, 1856, to Léon Laurent-Pichat (Farrar, Strauss and Young, 1953).)
The belief of our Reason is an Exercise of Faith, and Faith is an Act of Reason.
(Joseph Glanvill (1636-1680), British divine, philosopher. "The Agreement of Reason and Religion," Essay V, p. 21, Essays on Several Important Subjects in Philosophy and Religion, photo-reproduction edition, Johnson Reprint Corp., New York (1970).
Statement of the relation of faith and reason of the Latitudinarians.)