Man is a creative retrospection of nature upon itself.
Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation.
Religion can emerge in all forms of feeling: here wild anger, there the sweetest pain; here consuming hatred, there the childlike smile of serene humility.
Wit is the appearance, the external flash of imagination. Thus its divinity, and the witty character of mysticism.
Irony is the form of paradox. Paradox is what is good and great at the same time.