When the unwelcome little unborn shall have seen the light my brain will be lightened, and I shall have a clearer mind. Thank God that even this weary nine months shall come to an end and leave me in possession of my own body and my own soul.
The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as the sword needs swiftness.
I am confirmed in my division of human energies. Ambitious people climb, but faithful people build.
I shall stick to my resolution of writing always what I think no matter whom it offends.
Beneath all differences of doctrine or discipline there exists a fundamental agreement as to the simple, absolute essentials in religion.
Boston is an oasis in the desert, a place where the larger proportion of people are loving, rational and happy.
I know not why there is such a melancholy feeling attached to the remembrance of past happiness, except that we fear that the future can have nothing so bright as the past.
God forgive me if I do wrong in following with ardor the strongest instincts of my nature.
Marriage, like death, is a debt we owe to nature.
While your life is the true expression of your faith, whom can you fear?
Disarm, disarm. The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.
Theology in general seems to me a substitution of human ingenuity for divine wisdom.
How utterly are one's best thoughts invaded by this going out in society.
I never could be good when I was not happy.
I sometimes think God allows Great Britain to be unprincipled for the good of mankind.
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