I have a mind to draw a complete character of a worldly-wise man. . . . He would be highly-finished, useful, honoured, popular—a man revered by his children, his wife, and so forth. To be sure, he must not expect to be beloved by one proto-friend; and if there be truth in reason or Christianity, he will go to hell.
S. T. Coleridge: Anima Poetae.