America's future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live.
I had a consuming ambition to possess a miller's thumb. I believe I have never since wanted anything more desperately than I wanted my right thumb to be flattened as my father's had become, during his earlier years of a miller's life.
In the unceasing ebb and flow of justice and oppression we must all dig channels as best we may, that at the propitious moment somewhat of the swelling tide may be conducted to the barren places of life.
... life cannot be administered by definite rules and regulations; that wisdom to deal with a man's difficulties comes only through some knowledge of his life and habits as a whole...
The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.
Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself.
The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain - until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.
Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.
Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.
America's future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live.
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