“There are three truths which are absolute, and which cannot be lost, but yet may remain silent for lack of speech.
I. The soul of man is immortal, and its future is the future of a thing whose growth and splendour have no limit.
II. The principle which gives life dwells in us and without us, is undying and eternally beneficent, is not heard or seen or smelt, but is perceived by the man who desires perception.
III. Each man is his own absolute lawgiver, the dispenser of glory or gloom to himself; the decreer of his life, his reward, his punishment.
These truths, which are as great as is life itself, are simple as the simplest mind of man. Feed the hungry with them.” (Collins, Mabel. The Idyll of the White Lotus, p. 114)