Putting prize-fighting altogether aside as one of the unavoidable evils attending on this manly exercise, the inestimable value of boxing as a training, discipline, and development of boys and young men remains.
I long remained a child, and I am still one in many respects.
We do not know what is really good or bad fortune.
We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man’s estate, is the gift of education.
Religious persecutors are not believers, they are rascals.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what that is.
The success of the suffrage movement would injure women spiritually and intellectually, for they would be assuming a burden though they knew themselves unable to bear it. It is the sediment, not the wave, of a sex. It is the antithesis of that highest and sweetest mystery – conviction by submission, and conquest by sacrifice.
The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences.