“A saint is merely that person in this scheme of creation who is without a grievance.” (1925)
“The crux of all [Christian] civilization is literally the cross of Christ, which is symbolized by the characteristic form of the Gothic—in the diagonals which go to make up the roofs and towers, the buttresses and the very folds of the garments of the carved and painted saints and kings.” (1922)
“In the days of the monarchy a saint could and did reproach, accuse, or condemn a prince. In our day the saint and the admonishment are both unthinkable.
“Who is to admonish the state?” (1961)