Poverty (Google eBook)

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Macmillan Company, 1904 - Poor - 382 pages
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Page 172 - We must care for the consumptive in the right place, in the right way, and at the right time, until he is cured; instead of, as now, in the wrong place, in the wrong way, at the wrong time, until he is dead.
Page 86 - ... consider whether, even supposing it guiltless, luxury would be desired by any of us, if we saw clearly at our sides the suffering which accompanies it in the world. Luxury is indeed possible in the future innocent and exquisite ; luxury for all, and by the help of all ; but luxury at present can only be enjoyed by the ignorant ; the crudest man living could not sit at his feast, unless he sat blindfold.
Page 1 - But it is to live miserable we know not why; to work sore and yet gain nothing ; to be heart-worn, weary, yet isolated, unrelated, girt in with a cold universal Laissez-faire...
Page 177 - Human nature is kind and generous ; but it is narrow and blind ; and can only with difficulty conceive anything but what it immediately sees and feels. People would instantly care for others as well as themselves if only they could imagine others as well as themselves.
Page 245 - Modern civilization does not require, it does not even need, the drudgery of needle-women or the crushing toil of men in a score of life-destroying occupations. If these wretched beings should drop out of existence and no others stood ready to fill their places, the economic activities of the world would not greatly suffer. A thousand devices latent in inventive brains would quickly make good any momentary loss.
Page 8 - ... water, a plentiful supply of cereal food, with a moderate allowance of meat and milk, and a little tea, etc., some education, and some recreation, and lastly, sufficient freedom for his wife from other work to enable her to perform properly her maternal and her household duties. If in any district unskilled...
Page 384 - I like best of all the discussion of tradition and of social choices ; on these topics he shows the greatest originality. I have not the space to take up these or other doctrines in detail, nor would such work be of much value. A useful book must be read to be understood.
Page 9 - There is not a horse in England, able and willing to work, but has due food and lodging ; and goes about sleek- coated, satisfied in heart. And you say, It is impossible.
Page 383 - Among our experts none stands higher than the cultivated , author, and in this work he writes out of the memories and studies of a fruitful life, and gives to the public wise and reliable counsel.
Page 322 - I have happened to know. It took a long time to understand them. Our Committees were busy from morning until night in giving them opportunities to take up the fight again, and to become independent of relief. They always took what we gave them; they always promised to try ; but as soon as we expected them to...

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