The Task of Social Hygiene

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New York, 1912 - Eugenics - 414 pages
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Page vi - But nature makes that mean : so, over that art Which you say adds to nature, is an art That nature makes. You see, sweet maid, we marry A gentler scion to the wildest stock, And make conceive a bark of baser kind By bud of nobler race : this is an art Which does mend nature, change it rather, but The art itself is nature.
Page 398 - Havelock Ellis, Studies in the Psychology of Sex. Vol. VI., " Sex in Relation to Society,
Page 224 - ... to the child long before it recognizes its own body as distinct from things about it. The mother's. face and voice are the first conscious objects as the infant soul unfolds, and she soon comes to stand in the very place of God to her child. All the religion of which the child is capable during this by no means brief stage of its development consists of those sentiments — gratitude, trust, dependence, love, etc. — now felt only for her which are later directed toward God. The less these are...
Page 394 - While we are socializing all those things of which all have equal common need, we are more and more tending to leave to the individual the control of those things which in our complex civilization constitute individuality. We socialize what we call our physical life in order that we may attain greater freedom for what we call our spiritual life.
Page 313 - ... restraint upon themselves, in which we see them live in Commonwealths, is the foresight of their own preservation, and of a more contented life thereby; that is to say, of getting themselves out from that miserable condition of war which is necessarily consequent, as hath been shown, to the natural passions of men when there is no visible power to keep them in awe...
Page 351 - Society be requested to address a letter to all learned bodies with which this society is in official relations, and to such other societies and individuals as he may deem proper, asking their co-operation in perfecting a language for learned and commercial purposes, based on the Aryan vocabulary and grammar in their simplest forms ; and to that end proposing an International Congress, the first meeting of which shall be held in London or Paris.
Page 44 - Eugenics, whose English equivalent is good? There is considerable difference between goodness in the several qualities and in that of the character as a whole. The character depends largely on the proportion between qualities whose balance may be much influenced by education. We must therefore leave morals as far as possible out of the discussion, not entangling ourselves with the almost hopeless difficulties they raise as to whether a character as a whole is good or bad.
Page 362 - I try to spik your words, I cannot spik zem though ! " " In time you'll learn, but now you're wrong! Ough is ' owe.' " " I'll try no more, I s'all go mad, I'll drown me in ze lough ! " " But ere you drown yourself," said he, " Ough is
Page 208 - ... are by no means plotting against love, which is for the most part on their side, but rather against the influences that do violence to love — -on the one hand, the reckless and thoughtless yielding to mere momentary desire; and, on the other hand, the still more fatal...
Page 338 - Civilization, we now realize, is wrought out of inspirations and discoveries which are for ever passed and repassed from land to land; it cannot be claimed by any individual land. A nation's art-products and its scientific activities are not mere national property ; they are international possessions, for the joy and service of the whole world. The nations hold them in trust for humanity.

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