The long and distressing controversy over capital punishment is very unfair to anyone meditating murder.
In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely.
In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man's ultimate responsibility is to God alone.
Who knows whether in retirement I shall be tempted to the last infirmity of mundane minds, which is to write a book.
This country and the Commonwealth last Tuesday were not far from the Kingdom of Heaven.