FIELD, Henry Martyn Quotes
(1822-1907), American clergyman
There is no brotherhood of man without the fatherhood of God.
The religion of Christ has made a Republic like ours possible; and the more we have of this religion the better the Republic.
Theloss of popular respect for religion is the dry rot of social institutions. The idea of God as the Creator and Father of all mankind is in the moral world, what gravitation is in the natural; it holds all together and causes them to revolve around a common center. Take this away, and men drop apart; there is no such thing as collective humanity, but only separate molecules, with no more cohesion than so many grains of sand.
Everybody finds out, sooner or later, that all success worth having is founded on Christian rules of conduct.