And whatever people might say about the time having come when young people must arrange their future for themselves, she could not believe it any more than she could believe that loaded pistols could ever be the best toys for five-year-old children.
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
War on the other hand is such a terrible thing, that no man, especially a Christian man, has the right to assume the responsibility of starting it.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
A human can be healthy without killing animals for food. Therefore if he eats meat he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.
A leader is the wave pushed ahead by the ship.
A peasant dies calmly because he is not a Christian. He performs the rituals as a matter of course, but his true religion is different. His religion is nature, with which he has lived."
A writer is dear and necessary for us only in the measure of which he reveals to us the inner workings of his very soul.
All governments are in equal measure good and evil. The best ideal is anarchy.
He was nine years old and quite a child, but he knew his soul, it was dear to him, and he guarded it as the eyelid guards the eye, and never let anyone enter his heart without the key of love.