I am faithfully devoted to the Republic but will not serve it at the expense of my conscience and my honor.
Just as he who gives his life to serve a great idea is admirable, he who avails himself of a great idea to serve his personal hopes of glory and power is abominable, even if he too risks his life.
One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.
Hard as things seem today, they will be better in the next day if you choose to serve the Lord this day with your whole heart.
The entire world is my temple, and a very fine one too, if I’m not mistaken, and I’ll never lack priests to serve it as long as there are men.
Was it not through pride that the devil became the devil? Christ wanted to serve. The devil wanted to rule.
The immediate future is going to be tragic for all of us unless we find a way of making the vast educational resources of this country serve the true purpose of education, truth and justice.
I hope that five years and ten years from now, I’ll be a better man, a more mature man, a wiser man, a more humble man and a more spirited man to serve the good of my people and the good of humanity.
The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.