Only those who spread treachery, fire, and death out of hatred for the prosperity of others are undeserving of pity.
Talent is a gift that brings with it an obligation to serve the world, and not ourselves, for it is not of our making.
But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything. what greed and privilege to build up over whole centuries the indignation of a pious spirit, with its natural following of oppressed souls, will cast down with a single shove.
How natural that the errors of the ancient should be handed down and, mixing with the principles and system which Christ taught, give to us an adulterated Christianity.
He who does not see things in their depth should not call himself a radical.
The grandest thing has been the lifting up of the gates and the opening of the doors to the women of America, giving liberty to twenty-seven million women, thus opening to them a new and larger life and a higher ideal.
He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors.
Culture, which makes talent shine, is not completely ours either, nor can we place it solely at our disposal. Rather, it belongs mainly to our country, which gave it to us, and to humanity, from which we receive it as a birthright.
To give one’s life is a right only when one gives it unselfishly.
Mountains culminate in peaks, and nations in men.