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 - 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 - That Hastings was acquitted, was immaterial. 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...
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 106 - To protect the community against imposition. 4. To see that all deserving cases of destitution are properly relieved. 5. To make employment the basis of relief. 6. To elevate the home life, health and habits of the poor. 7. To prevent children from growing up as paupers. The...
Page 76 - It was our determined principle to reduce this support lower than what any industrious man or woman in such circumstances could earn; for if the manner in which relief is given is not a spur to industry, it becomes undoubtedly a premium to sloth and profligacy.
Page 162 - ... or to be overbalanced, in office or in council, by those who contradict the very fundamental principles on which their party is formed, and even those upon which every fair connection must stand. Such a generous contention for power, on such manly and honorable maxims, will easily be distinguished from the mean and interested struggle for place and emolument.

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