The Parting of the Ways
The imperialist ideology of force, from whatever side it comes, must be shattered for all time.
The White Rose
Candor is always a double-edged sword; it may heal or it may separate.
Religion is a great force — the only real motive force in the world; but what you fellows don't understand is that you must get at a man through his own religion and not through yours.
Instead of facing that fact, you persist in trying to convert all men to your own little sect, so that you can use it against them afterwards.
You are all missionaries and proselytizers trying to uproot the native religion from your neighbor's flowerbeds and plant your own in its place.
You would rather let a child perish in ignorance than have it taught by a rival sectary.
You can talk to me of the quintessential equality of coal merchants and British officers; and yet you can't see the quintessential equality of all the religions.
"Hotchkiss" in Getting Married (1908)
George Bernard Shaw
All Faith is false, all Faith is true: Truth is the shattered mirror strown
In myriad bits; while each believes his little bit the whole to own.
Richard Francis Burton
Somebody, after all, had to make a start.
What we wrote and said is also believed by many others.
They just don't dare express themselves as we did.
Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.
~ James Branch Cabell ~
The Cream of the Jest
~ John Adams ~