the romantic lover does not love a real person but only a projection of his mood. This substitution of illusion for reality often appears in the relations of the romanticist with other persons

Man it has usually been held should think lightly of himself but should have some conviction for which he is ready to die

the Catholic does not, like the Rousseauist, confess himself from the housetops

The Freudian … proceeds to develop what may be true of the hysterical degenerate into a complete view of life

Like the romanticist, the scientific psychologist is more interested in the abnormal than in the normal

His [Swift’s] irony is like that of Socrates … Its bitterness and cruelty arise from the fact that his intellect does not, like the intellect of Socrates, have the support of insight

In spite of his quaint Tory prejudices Dr. Johnson is one of the few persons in recent times that one may term wise without serious qualification

Irving Babbitt