As to London we must console ourselves with the thought that if life outside is less poetic than it was in the days of old, inwardly its poetry is much deeper.
Category Archive: August 13
No student of history can fail to see the moral interest of the Middle Ages, any more than an artist can fail to see their aesthetic interest.
For more than three thousand years men have quarreled concerning the formulas of their faith.
If it were a real effort to live in the Middle Ages, your life would be one perpetual prevarication.
No religion can long continue to maintain its purity when the church becomes the subservient vassal of the state.
They accuse me of having a hard hand, but people closest to me know that is not the nature of my heart.
But if anyone supposes that there was no commercial fraud in the Middle Ages, let him study the commercial legislation of England for that period, and his mind will be satisfied, if he has a mind to be satisfied and not only a fancy to run away with him.
Leave women to find their sphere.
An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain has taken possession of the commercial world, and in instances no longer rare the most precious and permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed in the interests of momentary enrichment.
Speak up. You have to project! If people can’t hear you, it doesn’t matter what you say.