No matter with what oblique eyes I am looked upon in the world, if God thinks well of me. It is better that God approve, than man applaud. The world may put us in their rubric and God put us in his black book. What is a man the better that his fellow-prisoners commend him, if his judge condemn him? …Let my fellow-subjects frown, I am contented, being a favourite of the king of heaven.
from The Art of Divine Contentment