That lights the pathway but one step ahead
Across a void of mystery and dread.
Bid, then, the tender light of faith to shine
By which alone the mortal heart is led
Unto the thinking of the thought divine.”— Philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist George Santayana (1863-1952), “Poems: I,” in The Philosophy of Santayana: Selections From All the Works, edited by Irwin Edman (1953)