Introduction to the study of sociology (Google eBook)

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D. Appleton and Company, 1915 - Sociology - 718 pages
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Page 538 - Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us ; that we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.
Page 455 - Say not thou. What is the cause that the former days were better than these ? for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this.
Page 538 - And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways : now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.
Page 213 - We may, then, define an instinct as an inherited or innate psycho-physical disposition which determines its possessor to perceive, and to pay attention to, objects of a certain class, to experience an emotional excitement of a particular quality upon perceiving such an object, and to act in regard to it in a particular manner, or, at least, to experience an impulse to such action.
Page 18 - Amid the mysteries which become the more mysterious the more they are thought about, there will remain the ONE absolute certainty, that he is ever in the presence of an Infinite and Eternal Energy from which all things proceed.
Page 666 - Nature does not give us a conscience any more than it gives us a language, but only the capacity to acquire one; social evolution and education must do the rest.
Page 104 - Despite this fact, however, one eighth of the families in America receive more than half of the aggregate income, and the richest one per cent receives a larger income than the poorest fifty per cent. In fact this small class of wealthy property owners receives from property alone as large an income as half our people receive from property and labor.
Page 55 - Whatever our philosophy of human motives, we must face the fact that men do "raise more corn to feed more hogs to buy more land to raise more corn to feed more hogs to buy more land...
Page 666 - Grit was the social ideal in Sparta. Whatever society adequately appreciates, society will get, up to the very limits of human possibility, whether it be prizefighters, money kings, scientists, or constructive statesmen. No other reform is so fundamental as a shifting of emphasis in social valuations. Ambition in a given population or in a given individual may be drawn out in any one of various directions. Its direction and its power are not fixed by "human nature," but are matters of education.
Page 123 - Furthermore, if the size of the fortunes is taken into account, it will be found that perhaps 95 per cent of the total values represented by these millionaire fortunes is due to those investments classed as land values and natural monopolies and to competitive industries aided by such monopolies.

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