Beauty awakens the soul to act.
Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.
I have been my own disciple and my own master. And I have been a good disciple but a bad master.
If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man’s future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual’s total development lags behind?
It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.
If it were possible to have a life absolutely free from every feeling of sin, what a terrifying vacuum it would be.
Why should the eyes be denied what delights them most?
Dependence is not patriotism. A man does not love his mother if he hangs about her to the point of burdening her with a weak, feckless son.
There is no evil in the world without a remedy.
There is a descent from God through the world to animals, and an ascent from animals through the world to God. He is the highest point of the scale, pure act and active power, the purest light.