Quotation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning—an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882), U.S. poet. Kavanagh, bk. 1, ch. 13 (1849).

Meditation of Mr. Churchill, inscribed on his pulpit.
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