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.
Less Nor Bread
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.
Blazing Great Streets
The platform of an Ethical Society is itself the altar; the address must be the fire that burns thereon.
We measure our enjoyments by the sum expended.
Where the roots of private virtue are diseased, the fruit of public probity cannot but be corrupt.
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.
Obtain Ponder Over
The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man, and diversity will continue to increase with the progress, refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect.
Sacred Human Diversity
Every dogma, every philosophic or theological creed, was at its inception a statement in terms of the intellect of a certain inner experience.
Every Inception Dogma
For more than three thousand years men have quarreled concerning the formulas of their faith.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
Love Each Natures
No one can fail to see that the power of the Church among large numbers in many communities is today diminishing, or has already ceased.
Diminishing Among Many
No religion can long continue to maintain its purity when the church becomes the subservient vassal of the state.