Simplicity should not be identified with bareness.
An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain has taken possession of the commercial world, and in instances no longer rare the most precious and permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed in the interests of momentary enrichment.
Cricket is the greatest game that the wit of man has yet devised.- Sir Pelham Warner
Advertising is selling Twinkies to adults.- Donald R. Vance
The struggle of the male to learn to listen to and respect his own intuitive, inner prompt...- Herb Goldberg
Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the ...- Francis Schaeffer
Each had defended his own country; the Germans Germany, the Frenchmen France; they had don...- Ernst Toller
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The unique personality which is the real life in me, I can not gain unless I search for the real life, the spiritual quality, in others. I am myself spiritually dead unless I reach out to the fine quality dormant in others. For it is only with the god enthroned in the innermost shrine of the other, that the god hidden in me, will consent to appear.
There is as yet no civilized society, but only a society in the process of becoming civilized. There is as yet no civilized nation, but only nations in the process of becoming civilized. From this standpoint, we can now speak of a collective task of humankind. The task of humanity is to build a genuine civilization.
|Birth:||13th August, 1851|
|Death:||24th April, 1933|
|Profession:||Professor, Social Reformer|
Felix Adler was born in Alzey, Grand Duchy of Hesse, Germany. He was a German-born American professor of political and social ethics, rationalist, influential lecturer on euthanasia, religious leader and social reformer who founded the Ethical Culture movement. He graduated from Columbia University in 1870 with honors. He received a PhD from Heidelberg University in 1873. In 1902 he was given the chair of political and social ethics at Columbia University, where he taught until his death in 1933. He wrote several books include: Creed and Deed, The Moral Instruction of Children, Life and Destiny, The Religion of Duty, Marriage and Divorce, An Ethical Philosophy of Life, and The Essentials of Spirituality.
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