Stoic philosopher, c. A.D. 55-135
"What is the first business of one who practices philosophy? To
get rid of self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to
learn that which he thinks he already knows."
Klausner, Jewish scholar
It is universally admitted
that Christ taught the purest
and sublimest system of ethics, one which throws the moral precepts
and maxims of the wisest men of antiquity far into shade.
William Ellery Channing, American
religious leader whose writings and sermons led to the emergence of Unitarianism.
I know not what can be added to heighten the wonder, reverence
and love which are due to Jesus.
Thomas Carlyl, Scottish writer; believed
democracy to be absurd
our divinest symbol. Higher has the human thought not yet
reached. A symbol of quite perennial, infinite character.
William Lecky, Irish historian, dedicated
opponent of organized Christianity
has shown itself capable of acting on all ages, nations,
temperaments, and conditions, has been not only the highest pattern
of virtue, but also the strongest incentive to its practice, and has
exercised so deep an influence that it may be truly said that the simple
record of three short years of active life has done more to regenerate
and soften mankind than all the disquisitions of philosophers and all
the exhortation of moralists.
- Ruskin, Lessing, Webster, Wagner and innumerable other people