“A well proportioned mind is one which shows no particular bias; one of which we may safely say that it will never cause its owner to be confined as a madman, tortured as a heretic, or crucified as a blasphemer. Also, on the other hand, that it will never cause him to be applauded as a prophet, revered as a priest, or exalted as a king. Its usual blessings are happiness and mediocrity.”

Thomas Hardy perfectly capturing one of the many quandaries that wring my brain at night, producing many a drop of anguish (and blogs like this at 4.28am). he describes the human condition like no other. truly my favourite.