The platform of an Ethical Society is itself the altar; the address must be the fire that burns thereon.
The State is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice.
For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
Not until he stood at the altar did he achieve a sense of being hale and furnished. It was strange, he thought, that a man would find his surest current in the spot where he felt least worthy.
To work is nothing; the king on his throne, the priest kneeling before the Holy Altar, all people in all places had to work, but no person at all need be a servant.
Some day the workers will take possession of your city hall, and when we do, no child will be sacrificed on the altar of profit!
Everyone knows the beautiful story of Abraham and the sacrifice of Isaac. How this noble father led his child to the slaughter; how Isaac meekly submitted; how the farce went on till the lad was bound and laid on the altar, and how God then stopped the murder, and blessed the intending murderer for his willingness to commit the crime.