The platform of an Ethical Society is itself the altar; the address must be the fire that burns thereon.
The family is the school of duties – founded on love.
Every dogma, every philosophic or theological creed, was at its inception a statement in terms of the intellect of a certain inner experience.
The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.
The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action.
The ethical manifold, conceived of as unified, furnishes, or rather is, the ideal of the whole.
Perhaps a hundred people assembled one evening, May 15, 1876, at the time when the country was celebrating the hundredth anniversary of its political independence.
Few are there that will leave the secure seclusion of the scholar’s life, the peaceful walks of literature and learning, to stand out a target for the criticism of unkind and hostile minds.
The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man, and diversity will continue to increase with the progress, refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect.
If you desire information on some point of law, you are not likely to ponder over the ponderous tomes of legal writers in order to obtain the knowledge you seek, by your own unaided efforts.