Those who are on top of the mountain can see the sunrise sooner than those who live in the valley. So, too, with those who achieve spiritual heights: they can see the heavenly sunrise sooner than those who live a material life. But the time will come when the sun will rise so high in the sky that everyone will see it.
We should hope that the day will come when all people perceive that the life of a man is great only in its service to his brothers, for he is united with them by God.
— Edward Brown
Powerful forces are at work in this world. No one can stop them. We see their signs in a new understanding of religion, a new respect for people, a new feeling of brotherhood.
— William Ellery Channing
As soon as the higher ideal is put before us, all false ideals will fade away as the stars fade away when they meet the sun.