... the fear of God together with a keen eye for the main chance.
Chap XXXV. The Present Conflict of Ideals: (1918). (Among the traits Barton Perry lists as being possessed by Americans and inherited from British Puritans.)
Indeed I am inclined to go so far as to say that the one cause for which one may properly make war is the cause of peace.Ralph Barton Perry
The English mind is intelligent rather than intellectual. The French are intellectual in the sense that the intellect is emancipated and left free to run its own course.Ralph Barton Perry
This insistence on "having his say upon the universe" is the profoundest motive of William James thinking as well as of his filial gratitude.Ralph Barton Perry
He believed that liberalism had saved the intellect at the cost of the repudiating the great historical phenomenon of religion.Ralph Barton Perry