We were an ill-matched pair, my husband and I, from the very outset; he, with very high ideas of a husband’s authority and a wife’s submission, holding strongly to the ‘master-in-my-own-house theory,’ thinking much of the details of home arrangements, precise, methodical, easily angered and with difficulty appeased.
Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.
We have a right, also, in various ways, to act upon our unfavorable opinion of anyone, not to the oppression of his individuality, but in the exercise of ours.
The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.
Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
God made me and broke the mold.
Work to survive, survive by consuming, survive to consume: the hellish cycle is complete.
It is one of the consolations of philosophy that the benefit of showing how to dispense with a concept does not hinge on dispensing with it.
The Jesuits had learned that a Christian mission to China could never succeed if it were not in a position to show and convince the Chinese intelligentsia of the superiority of the European culture.