Perkins: Learning And Wit Is For Nothing If One Is Outside Of Christ

[I]t is a privilege to be endued with all kinds of learning, of arts and tongues, but alas, all is nothing; for if a man had all wit, wisdom, and learning, and could speak in all matters with the tongue of men and angels, unless he is found in Christ he is no better in the sight of God than a damned wretch.

William Perkins (1558–1602), True Gain, in Works, 9:33. (HT: Inwoo Lee)