We are bothered a good deal by people who assume the responsibility of the world when God is neglectful.
Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.
The Romans had been able to post their laws on boards in public places, confidant that enough literate people existed to read them; far into the Middle Ages, even kings remained illiterate.
Because women still earn just 77 cents for every dollar men make. Those pennies add up to real money.
This part of Brazil offered the curious spectacle of a great evil, which has been long suffered to exist and is now advancing, gradually yet surely, to that state which must entail inevitable destruction on the existing Government of the country.
The wrong things are predominantly stressed in the schools – things remote from the student’s experience and need.
History is a vision of God’s creation on the move.
Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.
People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
The Slave Trade, though nominally abolished, is actively pursued here, eighty-three slaves having been landed just before my arrival, and another cargo during my stay.