"It has been wisely observed by the greatest of modern thinkers that mankind has progressed more rapidly in every other respect than in morality."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Lafcadio Hearn on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Lafcadio Hearn on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Lafcadio Hearn on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Lafcadio Hearn on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Lafcadio Hearn on Abraham Lincoln
"But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own and in this respect the original Bible stands very high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose."
"For this reason, to study English literature without some general knowledge of the relation of the Bible to that literature would be to leave one's literary education very incomplete."
"At last, in 1611, was made, under the auspices of King James, the famous King James version and this is the great literary monument of the English language."
"But what is after all the happiness of mere power? There is a greater happiness possible than to be lord of heaven and earth that is the happiness of being truly loved."
"A great many things which in times of lesser knowledge we imagined to be superstitious or useless, prove today on examination to have been of immense value to mankind."