BARTOL, Cyrus A. Quotes
(1813-1900), American Unitarian clergy
Paradoxical as it may seem, God means not only to make us good, but to make us also happy, by sickness, disaster and disappointment.
Character is a diamond that scratches every other stone.
Good manners and good morals are sworn friends and fast allies.
Some would divorce morality from religion; but religion is the root without which morality would die.
Temperance to be a virtue must be free and not forced. Virtue may be defended, as vice may be withstood by a statute, but no virtue is or can be created by a law, any more than by a battering ram a temple or obelisk can be reared.
She is no true woman for whom every man may find it in his heart to have a certain gracious and holy and honorable love; and she is not a woman who returns no love, and asks no protection.