Talk:Charles Eliot Norton
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- One may sigh for all that one loses in giving up the old religion... but the new irreligion is the manlier, honester and simpler thing, and affords a better theory of life and a more solid basis for morality.
- The loss of religious faith among the most civilized portion of the race is a step from childishness toward maturity.
- The refuge from pessimism is the good men and women at any time existing in the world, -they keep faith and happiness alive.