“To withhold from a child some knowledge—apportioned to his understanding—of the world’s sorrows and wrongs is to cheat him of his kinship with humanity.”
"Of all the countries in the world, we and we only have any need to create artificially the patriotism which is the birthright of other nations."
“Do the American women who prate about the wrong done to womanhood by war ever reflect that it is for wife and child, as well as for home and country, that men are bound to die?”
“Is there no longer such a thing as a recognized absurdity in the world?”
“Emotional literature, reflecting as it does the tastes and habits of a dead past, should not stand trial alone before the cold eyes of the mocking present, where there is no sympathy for its weakness and no clue to its identity.”