Henry Demarest Lloyd, 1847-1903, a Biography: 1847-1903

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1912 - Businessmen - 32 pages
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Page 146 - If we regard his sufferings, one plain reflection presents itself: " greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friend.
Page 264 - The Free Silver movement is a fake. Free Silver is the cow-bird of the Reform movement.
Page 192 - ... before we can do the right. When it comes to know the facts the human heart can no more endure monopoly than American slavery or Roman empire. The first step to a remedy is that the people care. If they know, they will care. To help them to know and care; to stimulate new hatred of evil, new love of the good, new sympathy for the victims of power, and, by enlarging its science, to quicken the old into a new conscience, this compilation of fact has been made. Democracy is not a lie. There live...
Page 192 - It is not a verbal accident that science is the substance of the word conscience. We must know the right before we can do the right. When it comes to know the facts the human heart can no more endure monopoly than American slavery or Roman empire. The first step to a remedy is that the people care. If they know, they will care. To help them to know and care; to stimulate new hatred of evil, new love of the good, new sympathy for the victims of power, and, by enlarging its science, to quicken the...
Page 10 - I want to be an angel, And with the angels stand, A crown upon my forehead, A harp within my hand...
Page 250 - Labor is prior to and independent -of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
Page 40 - I want power, I must have power, I could not live if I did not think that I was in some way to be lifted above and upon the insensate masses who flood the stage of life in their passage to oblivion, but I want power unpoisoned by the presence of obligation.
Page 250 - To this must be added the custom of working by contract, and the concentration of so many branches of trade in the hands of a few individuals ; so that a small number of very rich men have been able to lay upon the teeming masses of the laboring poor a yoke little better than that of slavery itself.
Page 304 - Socialist Labor party of German Marxians has never taken hold of the Americans, and never will, for the Americans, whatever their political mistakes, are not so stupid as to make a class movement of an agitation to abolish class. The most uncertain element in American political arithmetic to-day is in what form this unrepresented socialism of the United States will precipitate itself, and what channels it will make for itself when it begins to move.
Page vi - I went early and remained all day, and we talked on very many subjects. He told me that he was an active candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States and, thereupon, I began discussing public questions with him, for I was prejudiced against him because of his attitude in the Bryan campaigns. Late in the afternoon of my visit, Wilson asked me if I would support him for the Democratic nomination and take charge of his campaign in the West. I said that...

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