The Better City: A Sociological Study of a Modern City

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Neuner Company Press, 1907 - LOS ANGELES, California - 248 pages
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Page 230 - Then, brother man, fold to thy heart thy brother ! For where love dwells the peace of God is there ; To worship rightly is to love each other ; Each smile a hymn, each kindly deed a prayer.
Page 199 - And the great cry that rises from all our manufacturing cities, louder than their furnace blast, is all in very deed for this, - that we manufacture everything there except men; we blanch cotton, and strengthen steel, and refine sugar, and shape pottery; but to brighten, to strengthen, to refine, or to form a single living spirit, never enters into our estimate of advantages.
Page 199 - ... not enough to make a pin, or a nail, but exhausts itself in making the point of a pin, or the head of a nail. Now it is a good and desirable thing, truly, to make many pins in a day; but if we could only see with what crystal sand their points were polished, — sand of human soul, much to be magnified before it can be discerned for what it is, — we should think there might be some loss in it also. And the great cry that rises from all our manufacturing cities, louder than their furnace blast,...
Page 199 - We have much studied and much perfected, of late, the great civilized invention of the division of labour; only we give it a false name. It is not, truly speaking, the labour that is divided; but the men: - Divided into mere segments of men - broken into small fragments and crumbs of life...
Page 163 - For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
Page 163 - What then? Shall we sit idly down and say The night hath come; it is no longer day? The night hath not yet come; we are not quite Cut off from labor by the failing light; Something remains for us to do or dare; Even the oldest tree some fruit may bear...
Page 110 - Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
Page 200 - It all lies in the fact that men think there are circumstances when one may deal with human beings without love ; and there are no such circumstances. One may deal with things without love ; one may cut down trees, make bricks, hammer iron without love; but you cannot deal with men without it, just as one cannot deal with bees without being careful. If you deal carelessly with bees you will injure them, and will yourself be injured. And so with men.
Page 199 - It is not, truly speaking, the labour that is divided; but the men: divided into mere segments of men - broken into small fragments and crumbs of life; so that all the little piece of intelligence that is left in a man is not enough to make a pin, or a nail, but exhausts itself in making the point of a pin, or the head of a nail.
Page 106 - ... and special officers whose duty it shall be to so care for the child that he shall be rescued from rather than confirmed in evil ways. To work for such probationary care in individual homes rather than institutions. To give young people, ignorant of the proper care and training of...

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