Felix Adler

Felix Adler (13 August 1851 - 24 April 1933) was a Jewish rationalist intellectual who founded the Ethical Culture movement.
Found 17 thoughts of Felix Adler

The Ethical Society, therefore, is like a Church in maintaining, and emphasizing the importance of maintaining the custom of public assemblies on Sunday.

Felix Adler

The office of the public teacher is an unenviable and thankless one.

Felix Adler

The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action.

Felix Adler

An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain has taken possession of the commercial world, and in instances no longer rare the most precious and permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed in the interests of momentary enrichment.

Felix Adler

Admitting the force of these contentions, nevertheless, the custom of meeting together in public assembly for the consideration of the most serious, the most exalted topics of human interest is too vitally precious to be lost.

Felix Adler

The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man, and diversity will continue to increase with the progress, refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect.

Felix Adler

Every dogma, every philosophic or theological creed, was at its inception a statement in terms of the intellect of a certain inner experience.

Felix Adler

Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.

Felix Adler

The ethical manifold, conceived of as unified, furnishes, or rather is, the ideal of the whole.

Felix Adler

The family is the school of duties - founded on love.

Felix Adler

Perhaps a hundred people assembled one evening, May 15, 1876, at the time when the country was celebrating the hundredth anniversary of its political independence.

Felix Adler

Simplicity should not be identified with bareness.

Felix Adler

The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.

Felix Adler

The platform of an Ethical Society is itself the altar; the address must be the fire that burns thereon.

Felix Adler

Few are there that will leave the secure seclusion of the scholar's life, the peaceful walks of literature and learning, to stand out a target for the criticism of unkind and hostile minds.

Felix Adler

You do not build your own houses, nor make your own garments, nor bake your own bread, simply because you know that if you were to attempt all these things they would all be more or less ill done.

Felix Adler

Where the roots of private virtue are diseased, the fruit of public probity cannot but be corrupt.

Felix Adler