Our material eye cannot see that a stupid chauvinism is driving us from one noisy, destructive, futile agitation to another.
History not used is nothing, for all intellectual life is action, like practical life, and if you don’t use the stuff well, it might as well be dead.
I cannot explain it; but when difficulties arise, I am not perplexed or doubtful. I know how to meet them.
The equation of religion with belief is rather recent.
On embarking to return we could perceive no sign of One Tree Island; and as we swept down towards the sea the leafy top of a tree seen in the clear water under the boat was the only evidence of its existence; though a few hours ago it had formed so prominent an object.
We are afraid of ideas, of experimenting, of change. We shrink from thinking a problem through to a logical conclusion.
I need a teacher quite as much as Helen. I know the education of this child will be the distinguishing event of my life, if I have the brains and perseverance to accomplish it.
At several such places we landed, but always found the ascent to the interior so covered with large loose rocks that it would have been impossible to have disembarked stores or stock on any.
Certain periods in history suddenly lift humanity to an observation point where a clear light falls upon a world previously dark.
The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue.