To permit every lawless capitalist, every law-defying corporation, to take any action, no matter how iniquitous, in the effort to secure an improper profit and to build up privilege, would be ruinous to the republic and would mark the abandonment of the effort to secure in the industrial world the spirit of democratic fair dealing.
Were i to be the founder of a new sect, i would call them apiarians, and, after the example of the bee, advise them to extract the honey of every sect. my fundamental principle would be ... that we are to be saved by our good works which are within our power, and not by our faith which is not within our power.
If it were not for my firm belief in an overruling providence, it would be difficult for me, in the midst of such complications of affairs, to keep my reason on its seat. But i am confident that the almighty has his plans, and will work them out; and, whether we see it or not, they will be the best for us.