• I used to suppose that certain evils could never befall a being in possession of a sound mind; that true virtue supplies us with energy which vice can never resist; that it was always in our power to obstruct, by his own death, the designs of an enemy who aimed at less than our lives.

    Charles Brockden Brown, Philip Barnard, Stephen Shapiro (1958). “Wieland, Or, The Transformation”, p.75, Hackett Publishing