All things truly wicked start from innocence.
When I look out on such a night as this, I feel as if there could be neither wickedness nor sorrow in the world; and there certainly would be less of both if the sublimity of Nature were more attended to, and people were carried more out of themselves by contemplating such a scene.
My own feeling is that if adultery is wickedness then so is food. Both make me feel so much better afterward.
In fact, now you mention the subject, I have been very bad in my own small way.I don't think you should be so proud of that, though I am sure it must have been very pleasant.
People couldn't become truly holy, he said, unless they also had the opportunity to be definitively wicked.
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