divine glimpse this day, between daylight and dusk, of something like this — a beautiful person splendidly dressed entering a theatre as I have often done with entire delight and forgetfulness of everything else, and the restraining hand of Christ
holding me back in the outer darkness — the want and woe of the world, and saying, ‘The true drama of life is here
Oh! that restraining hand had in it the true touch, communicating knowledge of human sorrow and zeal for human service.
Never may I escape it to my grave!”
“I confess that I value more those processes of thought which explain history than those which arraign it. I would not therefore in my advocacy of peace strip one laurel leaf from the graves so dear and tender in our recollection.
Our brave men did and dared the best which the time allowed.
The sorrow for their loss was none the less brought upon us by those who believed in the military method.
It is not in injustice to them that I listen while the Angel of Charity says: ‘Behold, I show you a more excellent way.’
Again, ‘Come now, let us reason together, saith the Lord
Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as wool.’
This treating of injuries from the high ground of magnanimity is the action that shall save the world.”
“The special faults of women are those incidental to a class that has never been allowed to work out its ideal.”
“Must work to earn some money, but will not sacrifice greater ends to this one.”