"A creative element is surely present in all great systems, and it does not seem possible that all sympathy or fundamental attitudes of will can be entirely eliminated from any human philosophy."
"That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind."Morris Raphael Cohen on William Wordsworth
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength."Morris Raphael Cohen on Corrie Ten Boom
"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like."Morris Raphael Cohen on Saint Augustine
"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."Morris Raphael Cohen on Khalil Gibran
"When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions."Morris Raphael Cohen on William Shakespeare
"Liberalism is an attitude rather than a set of dogmas - an attitude that insists upon questioning all plausible and self-evident propositions, seeking not to reject them but to find out what evidence there is to support them rather than their possible alternatives."
"Cruel persecutions and intolerance are not accidents, but grow out of the very essence of religion, namely, its absolute claims."