I sometimes wonder, however, whether the basic beliefs of most of mankind are not much more nearly the same than many of us realize. It is in the outer manifestations of those beliefs, it seems to me, that we are likely to differ. I believe that most of us are struggling toward the same ultimate goals, no matter by what path or creed we may seek to attain them.
Perhaps I can best express it by saying that I believe there are, inevitable, an eternal higher principles or laws by which all of us, without exception, must live. My beliefs are what I think these truths must be, no matter how inestimably and imperfectly I may have learned them. They do not, necessarily, have any connection with the changeable laws of nation, or state, or of man, or even of any particular religion.