A man’s moral character must be judged on the basis of his actions, his
statements and his conscious convictions—not on the basis of inferences
(usually, spurious) about his subconscious.
A man is not to be condemned or excused on the grounds of the state of his
While the racket of the philosophizing mystics rested on the claim that man is
unable to know the external world, the racket of the psychologizing mystics
rests on the claim that man is unable to know his own motivation.