November 25, 1897
LET us have less state religion, and more home religion.
WHATEVER invades the rights of one man, denies the rights of all.
TO be patriotic does not mean that an individual shall make the state his god.
TRUE reverence cannot exist in the mind that has not learned respect for individual rights.
THE secular system of education is the only system that is incompatible with free public schools.
IT is useless to try to remedy an evil in society by any measure which invades individual rights.
IT is a sad feature of our modern civilization that it tends more and more to circumscribe the sphere of parent’s influence upon the child.
ANY man who essays to force people in a matter of religious belief and practice, sets himself in the place of the Holy Spirit, to which alone men can safely look for guidance in the religious life.
ANY public measure that tends to stifle the free sway of the individual conscience, tends to degrade the individual to the level of a machine, and to make him fit only to serve the purposes of despotism.
NO person can be a traitor to his country who has not first been a traitor to his conscience.
“To thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou cans’t not then be false to any man.’
WHAT is the patriotism of the Christian? Is it love of country? If so, then of what country? Is it of that country which Abraham and the faithful worthies of old sought, as mentioned in Hebrews 11? That, and that alone, is the Christian’s country.