Quotation by Catherine E. Beecher

We are now going through a period of demolition. In morals, in social life, in politics, in medicine, and in religion there is a universal upturning of foundations. But the day of reconstruction seems to be looming, and now the grand question is: Are there any sure and universal principles that will evolve a harmonious system in which we shall all agree?
Catherine E. Beecher (1800–1878), U.S. educator and author. Common Sense Applied to Religion, or the Bible and the People, ch. 1 (1857).
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