Simplicity should not be identified with bareness.
The materials of the novelist must be real; they must be gathered from the field of humanity by his actual observation.
The novelist must ground his work in faithful study of human nature.
Dante himself is open to the suspicion of partiality: it is said, not without apparent ground, that he puts into hell all the enemies of the political cause, which, in his eyes, was that of Italy and God.
The exercises of our meeting are to be simple and devoid of all ceremonial and formalism.
America is supposed to be given over to ugliness. There are a good many ugly things there and the ugliest are the most pretentious.
Rome was great in arms, in government, in law.
We measure our enjoyments by the sum expended.
I expect to plead not for the slave only, but for suffering humanity everywhere. Especially do I mean to labor for the elevation of my sex.
But I do believe that a woman’s truest place is in a home, with a husband and with children, and with large freedom, pecuniary freedom, personal freedom, and the right to vote.