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" If a noble and civilized democracy is to subsist, the common citizen must be something of a saint and something of a hero. We see, therefore, how justly flattering and profound, and at the same time how ominous, was Montesquieu's saying that the principle... "
The Promise of American Life ... - Page 455
by Herbert David Croly - 1975 - 468 pages
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The life of reason: or, The phases of human progress, Volume 1

George Santayana - Philosophy - 1905
...rewarded. For such excellence to grow general mankind must be notably transformed. If a noble and civilised democracy is to subsist, the common citizen must be...saying that the principle of democracy is virtue. CHAPTER VI FHEE SOCIETY ' Primacy of Natural society unites beings in time natur* ora- and space ',...
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The Life of Reason: Reason in society

George Santayana - Philosophy - 1905
...rewarded. For such excellence to grow general mankind must be notably transformed. If a noble and civilised democracy is to subsist, the common citizen must be...saying that the principle of democracy is virtue. CHAPTEE VI FBEE SOCIETY Primacy of Natural society unites beings in time nature over and space; it...
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The Life of Reason: Reason in society

George Santayana - Philosophy - 1905
...rewarded. For such excellence to grow general mankind must be notably transformed. If a noble and civilised democracy is to subsist, the common citizen must be...and something of a hero. We see therefore how justly nattering and profound, and at the same time how ominous, was Montesquieu's saying that the principle...
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The New Citizenship: The Christian Facing a New World Order

A. T. Robertson - Christianity and politics - 1919 - 157 pages
...This perfectibility must find expression in individuals who will be heroes and models for the masses. "If a noble and civilized democracy is to subsist,...must be something of a saint and something of a hero " (George Santayana, " Reason in Society "). But we must begin with the young if that ideal is to be...
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In gods we trust

Thomas Robbins - 1981 - 338 pages
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The Broken Covenant: American Civil Religion in Time of Trial

Robert Neelly Bellah - Religion - 1992 - 198 pages
...tradition with which I began this essay. Croly quotes the European/American philosopher George Santayana: "If a noble and civilized democracy is to subsist,...saying that the principle of democracy is virtue." 15 How ominous indeed! In that context we can understand the bicentennial epigram written by Harry...
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The Broken Covenant: American Civil Religion in Time of Trial

Robert Neelly Bellah - Religion - 1992 - 198 pages
...tradition with which I began this essay. Croly quotes the European/American philosopher George Santayana: "If a noble and civilized democracy is to subsist,...saying that the principle of democracy is virtue." 15 How ominous indeed! In that context we can understand the bicentennial epigram written by Harry...
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Partisans and Progressives: Private Interest and Public Policy in Illinois ...

Thomas R. Pegram - Political Science - 1992 - 297 pages
...improbable into the fantastic. "If a noble and civilized democracy is to subsist," Croly concluded, "the common citizen must be something of a saint and something of a hero."6 This semimystical hope shared more in spirit with Henry Adams's conservative longing for the...
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A Fresh Look at Empiricism: 1927-42

Bertrand Russell - Philosophy - 1996 - 886 pages
...disastrous, not only to happiness, but to culture. Santayana concludes: "If a 10 noble and civilised democracy is to subsist, the common citizen must be something of a saint and something of a hero."19 Very true; but, in view of the corrupting influence of power, this miracle is less improbable...
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Democracy and Excellence: Concord Or Conflict?

Joseph Romance, Neal Riemer - Political Science - 2005 - 166 pages
...Santayana argued, democracy requires seemingly ordinary virtues that are in fact rare and exceptional. If a noble and civilized democracy is to subsist,...and profound, and at the same time how ominous, was Montequieu's saying that the principle of democracy is virtue.1 Santayana thus points out that in democracy...
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