Paul Harris

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It did not come naturally; in fact, it would be difficult to conceive of any more dogmatic and less tolerant people than the first settlers on New England shores.

Paul Harris

In course of time, religion came with its rites invoking the aid of good spirits which were even more powerful than the bad spirits, and thus for the time being tempered the agony of fears.

Paul Harris

The lawlessness of frontier life in America has been pictured as a remarkable phenomenon. In reality, it was the natural consequence of indiscriminate mixing of volatile substances.

Paul Harris

Individuals and nations owe it to themselves and the world to become informed.

Paul Harris

The progress of Chicago during the decades immediately following the civil war marked its metamorphosis from a pioneer town into a city of promise.

Paul Harris

Ignorance is a menace to peace.

Paul Harris

The way to put an end to these indefensible practices is to promote intercourse between members of different sects and citizens of different nations.

Paul Harris

The nation that is supreme above all others during one age, will be eclipsed by another in the next age.

Paul Harris

Many obstacles to the expansion of good will have presented themselves.

Paul Harris

When an individual, a sect, a clique or a nation hates and despises another individual, sect, clique or nation, he or they simply do not know the objects of their hatred. Ignorance is at the bottom of it.

Paul Harris

One's religion is one's own possession and he has a right to it.

Paul Harris

The higher the general average of intelligence, all things else being equal, the less the disposition to be meddlesome, critical, and overbearing.

Paul Harris

If there ever was a militant religion, it was that of early New England.

Paul Harris

In the clashes between ignorance and intelligence, ignorance is generally the aggressor.

Paul Harris

Singing is not indulged in by Rotary clubs of some countries and all clubs are given full privilege to do as they please about including it in their programs.

Paul Harris

Permanent superiority has never been realized by any nation in history. After the rise comes the fall.

Paul Harris

Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.

Paul Harris

To attempt to superimpose its views through the exercise of force, is seldom the part of intelligence; it is frequently the part of ignorance.

Paul Harris

The purposes of early Rotary have been frequently described as selfish, and so indeed they may seem to have been.

Paul Harris

In the cold, shivering twilight, preceding the daybreak of civilization, the dominating emotion of man was fear.

Paul Harris

If there is anything worse than international warfare, is civil warfare, and the United States was destined to experience it in the extreme of bitterness.

Paul Harris

It would not be fair to the critics of Rotary, who include some of the most brilliant of the British and American writers, to charge them with prejudice.

Paul Harris