The mere economic motive would never have produced anything like what we call the history of men; even if it produced something like the history of mice.
Certain critics tell us that we wish to return to the Dark Ages about which they themselves are entirely in the dark.
Even more ultimate and moral than the State, in our view, are the Family, the Church, and the sane and normal human conscience, which is the voice of God.
The argument underlying most of the arguments of our critics against our ideal is a sort of argument in a circle.
It may be a pure coincidence, but it is a strange historical fact, that Church and State have constantly been at loggerheads.
When we come to those men of the margin, we shall really want exactly the sort of thing that priests can give and squires cannot.
The State has limped authority belonging rightly to the family; but two difficulties must be overcome before the cure can be applied.