Our failure as a society to properly acknowledge and confront the psychological, social, and political effects of white privilege has perpetuated racial inequality and race-based political resentments.
The intellectual who wants to do her work properly must today go back to the starting point: the woman whom she knows, and first of all to herself. It is at that level, and at no other, that she ought to begin to think about the world situation.
Slavery, properly so called, is the establishment of a right which gives to one man such a power over another as renders him absolute master of his life and fortune.
Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.
Until the building of Solomon’s temple the unity of worship according to it had, properly speaking, never had any existence; and, moreover, it is easy to read between the lines that even after that date it was more a pious wish than a practical demand.
Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
Culture is properly described as the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection.
Romanticism has never been properly judged. Who was there to judge it? The critics!
Be content to remember that those who can make omelettes properly can do nothing else.
To become properly acquainted with a truth, we must first have disbelieved it, and disputed against it.