The office of the public teacher is an unenviable and thankless one.
Love of country is like love of woman - he loves her best who seeks to bestow on her the highest good.
The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action.
Stirring Animating Voices
Ethical religion can be real only to those who are engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement, without limit.
The exercises of our meeting are to be simple and devoid of all ceremonial and formalism.
The family is the school of duties - founded on love.
You do not build your own houses, nor make your own garments, nor bake your own bread, simply because you know that if you were to attempt all these things they would all be more or less ill done.
These Know Things
The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.
Up Light Streets
The platform of an Ethical Society is itself the altar; the address must be the fire that burns thereon.
Altar Must Itself
We measure our enjoyments by the sum expended.
Our Measure Expended
Where the roots of private virtue are diseased, the fruit of public probity cannot but be corrupt.
Where Public Diseased
If you desire information on some point of law, you are not likely to ponder over the ponderous tomes of legal writers in order to obtain the knowledge you seek, by your own unaided efforts.