"Many modern Englishmen talk of themselves as the sturdy descendants of their sturdy Puritan fathers. As a fact they would run away from a cow. If you asked one of their Puritan fathers, if you asked Bunyan, for instance, whether he was sturdy he would have answered with tears that he was as weak as water. And because of this he would have borne tortures."
- G.K. Chesterton, from The Quotable Chesterton by Kevin Belmonte