• There are two things which make it impossible to believe that this world is the successful work of an all-wise, all-good, and at the same time, all-powerful being; firstly, the misery which abounds in it everywhere; and secondly, the obvious imperfection of its highest product, man, who is a burlesque of what he should be.

    Arthur Schopenhauer (2012). “Collected Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer”, p.221, Simon and Schuster