Faith becomes lame, when it ventures into matters pertaining to reason.
We labour under a sort of superstition that the child has nothing to learn during the first five years of its life. On the contrary the fact is that the child never learns in after-life what it does in its first five years.
A good person will resist an evil system with his whole soul. Disobedience of the laws of an evil state is therefore a duty.
Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been known to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.
But you can wake a man only if he is really asleep; no effort that you may make will produce any effect upon him if he is merely pretending sleep.
Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God's hands.