The Strength of the People: A Study in Social Economics

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Macmillan, 1902 - 345 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 6 - Nobody ever saw a dog make a fair and deliberate exchange of one bone for another with another dog. Nobody ever saw one animal by its gestures and natural cries signify to another, this is mine, that yours : I am willing to give this for that.
الصفحة 44 - ... habits and lives are what they are. Transplant them to-morrow to healthy and commodious homes, and they would pollute and destroy them.
الصفحة 338 - On the other hand, if you will make a man of the working creature, you cannot make a tool. Let him but begin to imagine, to think, to try to do anything worth doing; and the engineturned precision is lost at once. Out come all his roughness, all his dullness, all his incapability; shame upon shame, failure upon failure, pause after pause; but out comes the whole majesty of him also; and we know the height of it only, when we see the clouds settling upon him.
الصفحة 30 - The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioning our characters in the wrong way. Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state. We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, and never to be undone.
الصفحة 116 - The remedy against the extension of pauperism does not lie in the liberalities of the rich. It lies in the hearts and habits of the poor. Plant in their bosoms a principle of independence. Give a higher tone of delicacy to their characters. Teach them to recoil from pauperism as a degradation.
الصفحة xi - The mind is the man. If that be kept pure, a man signifies somewhat ; if not, I would very fain see what difference there is betwixt him and a beast. He hath only some activity to do some more mischief.
الصفحة 150 - The commissioners reported that in by far the greater number of cases the workhouse " is a large almshouse in which the young are trained in idleness, ignorance and vice ; the able-bodied maintained in sluggish sensual indolence ; the aged and more respectable exposed to all the misery that is incident to dwelling in such a society, without government or classification, and the whole body of inmates...
الصفحة 148 - ... ignominy, and witness women in cottages quietly pointing out, without even the question being asked, which are their children by their husband, and which by other men previous to marriage ; and when he finds that he can scarcely step into a town or parish in any county without meeting with some instance or other of this character, he will no longer consider the pecuniary pressure on the rate-payer as the first in the class of evils which the Poor Laws have entailed upon the community.
الصفحة 17 - He who lets the world, or his own portion of it, choose his plan of life for him, has no need of any other faculty than the ape-like one of imitation.
الصفحة xi - If it lives in us, therefore ; I say, if it be in the general ' heart of the Nation,' it is a thing I am confident our liberty and prosperity depend upon, — Reformation. Make it a shame to see men bold in sin and profaneness, and God will bless you. You will be a blessing to the Nation ; and by this, will be more repairers of breaches than by anything in the world. Truly these things do respect the souls of men, and the spirits, — which are the men. The mind is the...

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