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Cyrus A. Bartol Quotes

American Unitarian clergy
(1813 - 1900)

Character is a diamond that scratches every other stone.

Good manners and good morals are sworn friends and fast allies.

Paradoxical as it may seem, God means not only to make us good, but to make us also happy, by sickness, disaster and disappointment.

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.

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.