- They must find it hard to take Truth for authority who have so long mistaken Authority for Truth.
- A Retort, from Gerald Massey's Lectures c.1900; often cited as They must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as truth, rather than truth as authority.
- Based on a quote of Lucretia Mott, "... my convictions led me to adhere to the sufficiency of the light within us, resting on truth as authority, rather than “taking authority for truth.”", quoted in "Eminent women of the age" By James Parton et. al., (S.M. Betts & Company, 1868, p375).
- In this dim world of clouding cares,
We rarely know, till wildered eyes
See white wings lessening up the skies,
The angels with us unawares.
- Babe Cristabel, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
- There's no dearth of kindness
In this world of ours;
Only in our blindness
We gather thorns for flowers.
- There's no Dearth of Kindness, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
- The kingliest kings are crowned with thorn.
- The kingliest Kings, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
- The time shall come
When man to man shall be a friend and brother.
- Hope on, hope ever, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
- One sharp stern struggle and the slaves of centuries are free.
- The Patriot, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
- No lie can live forever.
- The mass of people who are Bible-taught never get free from the erroneous impressions stamped on their minds in their infancy, so that their manhood or womanhood can have no intellectual fulfillment, and millions of them only attain mentally to a sort of second childhood.
- Not by appointment do we meet delight or joy; They heed not our expectancy; But round some corner of the streets of life they of a sudden greet us with a smile.