We are all creatures of influence. We are being influenced, and we are having an influence. There never was a human life but that had some influence over some other human life. If a man is sick and does not know that he is sick, he is in great danger of his life, because he is not at all likely to take the proper care of himself. So the man who is cold and formal but thinks he is spiritual and full of love is not at all likely to do anything for the improvement of his spiritual condition.