What has destroyed every previous civilization has been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power.
He who sees the truth, let him proclaim it, without asking who is for it or who is against it.
That which is unjust can really profit no one; that which is just can really harm no one.
Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power.
How can a man be said to have a country when he has not right of a square inch of it.
Compare society to a boat. Her progress through the water will not depend upon the exertion of her crew, but upon the exertion devoted to propelling her. This will be lessened by any expenditure of force in fighting among themselves, or in pulling in different directions.
Poorly paid labor is inefficient labor, the world over.
How vainly shall we endeavor to repress crime by our barbarous punishment of the poorer class of criminals so long as children are reared in the brutalizing influences of poverty, so long as the bite of want drives men to crime.