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But primitive man had enemies real as well as imaginary, and they were not subject to priestly sorceries.
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Descendants of New England pioneers are proud of their ancestry and glad to proclaim the fact that so far as the United States are concerned, New England is in deed the cradle of religious liberty.
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How strange it is that murder has the sanction of law in one and only one of the human relationships, and that is the most important of all, that of nation to nation.
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Ideas have unhinged the gates of empires.
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If there ever was a militant religion, it was that of early New England.
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If there is anything worse than international warfare, is civil warfare, and the United States was destined to experience it in the extreme of bitterness.
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Ignorance is a menace to peace.
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In course of time, religion came with its rites invoking the aid of good spirits which were even more powerful than the bad spirits, and thus for the time being tempered the agony of fears.
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In the clashes between ignorance and intelligence, ignorance is generally the aggressor.
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In the cold, shivering twilight, preceding the daybreak of civilization, the dominating emotion of man was fear.
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Individuals and nations owe it to themselves and the world to become informed.
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It did not come naturally; in fact, it would be difficult to conceive of any more dogmatic and less tolerant people than the first settlers on New England shores.
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It has been the way of Rotary to focus thought upon matters in which members are in agreement, rather than upon matters in which they are in disagreement.
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It would not be fair to the critics of Rotary, who include some of the most brilliant of the British and American writers, to charge them with prejudice.
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Many obstacles to the expansion of good will have presented themselves.
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Motherhood is at its best when the tender chords of sympathy have been touched.
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Much responsibility rests upon the shoulders of the song leader; it is not infrequently within his power to make or break a meeting.
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Obviously the only possible means of holding together the little group of Rotarians of 1905, consisting as it did of men of variant racial origins and religious faiths, was through the exercise of tolerance.
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One's nativity is not of his own choosing, but whatever it may be, it is entitled to respect; and all nations have honorable place in the world's family.
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One's religion is one's own possession and he has a right to it.
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Permanent superiority has never been realized by any nation in history. After the rise comes the fall.
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Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.
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Protestant, Catholic, and Jew; American, German, Swede, Irishman and what-not, mingled together in happy accord.
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Rotary has been the subject of friendly comments without number and the target of a few animadversions not so friendly.
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Rotary has satisfactorily demonstrated the fact that friendship can easily hurdle national and religious boundary lines.
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Segregation never brought anyone anything except trouble.
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Singing is not indulged in by Rotary clubs of some countries and all clubs are given full privilege to do as they please about including it in their programs.
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The higher the general average of intelligence, all things else being equal, the less the disposition to be meddlesome, critical, and overbearing.
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The lawlessness of frontier life in America has been pictured as a remarkable phenomenon. In reality, it was the natural consequence of indiscriminate mixing of volatile substances.
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The less one knows, the more he thinks he knows, and the more willing he is to employ any and all measures to enforce his views upon others.
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The nation that is supreme above all others during one age, will be eclipsed by another in the next age.
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The postulate that all men had been created free and equal had so natural a part in the thinking of the first of Rotarians that it was accepted without discussion.
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The progress of Chicago during the decades immediately following the civil war marked its metamorphosis from a pioneer town into a city of promise.
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The purposes of early Rotary have been frequently described as selfish, and so indeed they may seem to have been.
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The story of Chicago is more than a record of crime and corruption; it is the story of the lives of strong men and women inspired by faith.
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The very strength of a nation eventually proves to be its weakness.
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The way to put an end to these indefensible practices is to promote intercourse between members of different sects and citizens of different nations.
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There is nothing in the genius of America more precious today than the spirit of religious and political tolerance in its application to our own people.
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To attempt to superimpose its views through the exercise of force, is seldom the part of intelligence; it is frequently the part of ignorance.
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When an individual, a sect, a clique or a nation hates and despises another individual, sect, clique or nation, he or they simply do not know the objects of their hatred. Ignorance is at the bottom of it.
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While the struggle for religious liberty had proceeded without large-scale bloodshed in New England and elsewhere in the United States, the struggle for political liberty had not fared so well.
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