I believe the time will come when men will refuse to fill the
future with consumption and insanity. Yes, we shall study
ourselves. We shall understand the conditions of health and then we
shall say: We are under obligation to put the flags of health in
the cheeks of our children.
Even if I should get to heaven and have a harp, I know that I
could not bear to see my descendants still on the earth, diseased,
deformed, crazed — all suffering the penalties of my ignorance.
Let us have more science and more sentiment — more knowledge and
more conscience — more liberty and more love.
Robert Green Ingersoll – “Science and Sentiment”