[His research into biblical criticism had lead him to the conclusion that most of what was contained in traditional religion simply wasn’t true]Was I to lie in order to teach the truth? …Was I to repeat these words? It was impossible. It was certain they would stick in my throat. On these grounds the separation...
The family is the school of duties – founded on love.
In a country of such recent civilization as ours, whose almost limitless treasures of material wealth invite the risks of capital and the industry of labor, it is but natural that material interests should absorb the attention of the people to a degree elsewhere unknown.
An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain has taken possession of the commercial world, and in instances no longer rare the most precious and permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed in the interests of momentary enrichment.
Act so as to elicit the best in others and thereby in thyself.
The unique personality which is the real life in me, I can not gain unless I search for the real life, the spiritual quality, in others. I am myself spiritually dead unless I reach out to the fine quality dormant in others. For it is only with the god enthroned in the innermost shrine of...
For more than three thousand years men have quarreled concerning the formulas of their faith.
The office of the public teacher is an unenviable and thankless one.
Love of country is like love of woman – he loves her best who seeks to bestow on her the highest good.
Simplicity should not be identified with bareness.