The further we distance ourselves from the spell of the present, explored by our senses, the harder it will be to understand and protect nature’s precarious balance, let alone the balance of our own human nature.
Civilization, to be worthy of the name, must afford other methods of settling human differences than those of blood letting.
Man would be otherwise. That is the essence of the specifically human.
Each religion, by the help of more or less myth, which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny.
If not now, then when? If not you, then who? If we are able to answer these fundamental questions, then perhaps we can wipe away the blot of human slavery.
We would not be interested in human beings if we did not have the hope of someday meeting someone worse off than ourselves.
Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is to love them as God does.
Eliza Factor’s first novel, ‘The Mercury Fountain,’ explores what happens when a life driven by ideology confronts implacable truths of science and human nature. It also shows how leaders can inflict damage by neglecting the real needs of real people.
It is only human supremacy, which is as unacceptable as racism and sexism, that makes us afraid of being more inclusive.
A man’s ‘original and natural right’ to make all contracts that are ‘intrinsically obligatory,’ and to coerce the fulfillment of them, is one of the most valuable and indispensable of all human possessions.