Be grateful for challenges because... Had there been no difficulties and no thorns in the way, then [each woman and] man would have been in his primitive state and no progress made in civilisation and mental culture.
... no man or woman should depend upon another for maintenance and necessaries. Family discord and social degradation will never end till each depends upon herself.
I regard irreligious people as pioneers.
If there had been no priesthood the world would have advanced ten thousand times better than it has now.