The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action.
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.
Engaged Only 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.
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.
Sets Dark Great
The platform of an Ethical Society is itself the altar; the address must be the fire that burns thereon.
Society Fire Address
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.
Your Unaided Ponder
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.
Will Individual Progress
Every dogma, every philosophic or theological creed, was at its inception a statement in terms of the intellect of a certain inner experience.
Certain Philosophic Theological