The very essence of rationalism is that it assumes that the reason is the highest faculty in man and the lord of all the rest.
Every life is march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice.
Religion is not a conclusion of the reason.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
The highest qualities of character… must be earned.
I abhor a hoe. I am fond of flowers but not of dirt, and had rather buy them than cultivate them.
Patience is passion tamed.
It is easy to condemn, it is better to pity.