• In the darkest hour through which a human soul can pass, whatever else is doubtful, this at least is certain. If there be no God and no future state, yet even then it is better to be generous than selfish, better to be chaste than licentious, better to be true than false, better to be brave than to be a coward.

    Frederick William Robertson (1850). “An address delivered to the members of the Working Man's Institute, at the Town Hall, Brighton, on Thursday, April 18, 1850, on the question of the introduction of sceptical publications into the library”, p.13