Any idealism is a proper subject for art.
Contemporary literature in the West has shown some signs of ethical change.
Broad tolerance in the matter of beliefs is necessarily a part of the new ethics.
One of the great defects of English books printed in the last century is the want of an index.
To ancient Chinese fancy, the Milky Way was a luminous river, - the River of Heaven, - the Silver Stream.
The proverbial philosophy of a people helps us to understand more about them than any other kind of literature.
A proof of really great art is that it is generally true - it seldom falls into the misapprehensions to which minor art is liable.
Accordingly the Northern races of Europe found their inspiration in the Bible; and the enthusiasm for it has not yet quite faded away.
It has been wisely observed by the greatest of modern thinkers that mankind has progressed more rapidly in every other respect than in morality.
Some persons have ventured to say that it is only since Englishmen ceased to believe in the Bible that they began to discover how beautiful it was.