Collections of quotations by key authors.

traditional image of Laozi, a Chinese man riding on an ox, on parchment with red marks at edge

Laozi Quotes

The legendary Chinese sage Laozi (Lao Tzu), said to have lived for almost a thousand years and to be a founder of Daoism, is usually said to have been a…

Anna Garlin Spencer

Anna Garlin Spencer Quotes

Quotations on a variety of topics from Anna Garlin Spencer. Spencer was, at the beginning of the 20th century, one of the most recognized experts in and writers about the…

Leadership Qualities

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leader and Protestant minister, inspired millions with his words and deeds. His style, developed out of a deep tradition of black…

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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Transcendentalist philosopher and critic of religion, was a popular lecturer in his day. Many have quoted him from his essays, journals, and speeches.

Felix Adler lays the cornerstone for the New York Society for Ethical Culture

Felix Adler Quotes

Quotations on a variety of topics from Felix Adler. Adler was a professor of political and social ethics, a religious reformer, and a founder of the Ethical Culture movement. He…