We are washed both on coming into the world and on going out of it, and we take no pleasure from the first washing nor any profit from the last.
Category Archive: 1882
We have tried you citizens; we are trying you now, and you have a couple of dollars for the sorrowing mothers, brothers and sisters by way of a charity gift.
To understand the theory which underlies all things is not sufficient. Theory is but the preparation for practice.
You must be fit to give before you can be fit to receive.
The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too. Help, you women of privilege, give her the ballot to fight with.
The old Inquisition had its rack and its thumbscrews and its instruments of torture with iron teeth.
Christianity taught men that love is worth more than intelligence.
Great men are rare, poets are rarer, but the great man who is a poet, transfiguring his greatness, is the rarest of all events.
Men come of age at sixty, women at fifteen.
The life of men and women is so cheap and property is so sacred. There are so many of us for one job it matters little if 146 of us are burned to death.