Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.
I have not placed reading before praying because I regard it more important, but because, in order to pray aright, we must understand what we are praying for.
We Abolition Women are turning the world upside down.
What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class.
Nothing seems at first sight less important than the outward form of human actions, yet there is nothing upon which men set more store: they grow used to everything except to living in a society which has not their own manners.
The whole life of an American is passed like a game of chance, a revolutionary crisis, or a battle.
As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?
An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting; and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say ‘Gentlemen’ to the person with whom he is conversing.
There are two things which a democratic people will always find very difficult – to begin a war and to end it.
Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world.