"The question of the permanence of democracy resolves itself into the question of whether mankind is growing in wisdom and virtue, and with that comes the question of what religion will be in the future. Governments that have ruled by force and fear have been able to live without moral sanctions, or to make their subjects believe that those sanctions consecrated them. But no free government has ever yet so lived and thriven, for it is by a reverence of the powers unseen and eternal which impose those sanctions that the powers of evil, however imperfectly, have been kept at bay, and the fabric of society held together."
"Why are you so vexed, Irma?"
"I am so exasperated! I attended the meeting of the Social Equality League, and my parlor-maid presided, and she had the audacity to call me to order three times."—M. L. Hayward.