Problems in American Society: Some Social Studies

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G. H. Ellis, 1889 - Social problems - 293 pages

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Page 163 - The question with me is, not whether you have a right to render your people miserable ; but whether it is / not your interest to make them happy. It is not, what a lawyer tells me I may do ; but what humanity, reason, and justice, tell me I ought to do.
Page 38 - Perfection, as culture conceives it, is^ not possible while the individual remains isolated. The individual is required, under pain of being stunted and enfeebled in his own development if he disobeys, to carry others along with him in his march towards perfection, to be continually doing all he can to enlarge and increase the volume of the human stream sweeping thitherward.
Page 119 - Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink ; that continue until night, till wine inflame them ! and the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts : but they regard not the work of the Lord, neither consider the operation of his hands.
Page 171 - This lays all thought o' sin to rest, I don't believe in princerple, But O, I du in interest. I du believe in bein' this Or thet, ez it may happen One way or t'other hendiest is To ketch the people nappin' ; It aint by princerples nor men My preudunt course is steadied, — I scent wich pays the best, an...
Page 162 - Party is a body of men united, for promoting by their joint endeavors the national interest, upon some particular principle in which they are all agreed.
Page 163 - The lesson of his impeachment had been taught with sufficiently impressive force — the great lesson that Asiatics have rights, and that Europeans have obligations ; that a superior race is bound to observe the highest current morality of the time in all its dealings with the subject race. Burke is entitled to our lasting reverence as the first apostle and great upholder of integrity, mercy, and honour in the relation between his countrymen and their humble dependents.
Page 105 - To assist from its own funds, and as far as possible in the form of loans, all suitable cases for which adequate assistance cannot be obtained from other sources.
Page 76 - ... (Account of the management of the poor in Hamburgh, by C. Voght, p. 18.) And it. is to this principle that they attribute their success. It should be observed however, that neither the institution at Hamburgh...
Page 105 - III. — To place gratuitously at the disposal of all charitable agencies and private persons the investigating machinery of the Committees of the Society, and to send, to persons having a legitimate interest in case8,full reports of the results of the investigations made.
Page 243 - Shall, then, our public schools teach a formal moral code ? No, rather let them possess a moral atmosphere derived from the personality of the teacher. For there is only one way to increase the moral power of the school, and that is, not by creating didactic machinery, but by investing in noble teachers. Place a Horace Mann or a Thomas Arnold in a schoolroom, and that school will possess more moral power than resides in all the ethical handbooks in the whole world. We must, then, put our faith and...

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