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Page 178 - The only trades which it seems possible for a joint stock company to carry on successfully without an exclusive privilege are those of which all the operations are capable of being reduced to what is called a Routine, or to such a uniformity of method as admits of little or no variation.
Page 235 - Now I re-examine philosophies and religions, They may prove well in lecture-rooms, yet not prove at all under the spacious clouds and along the landscape and flowing currents.
Page 36 - Now poetry is nothing less than the most perfect speech of man, that in which he comes nearest to being able to utter the truth.
Page 141 - ... theoretical form; we must admit that all which can be claimed for the community is the surface of the country in its original unsubdued state. To all that value given to it by clearing, breaking-up, prolonged culture, fencing, draining, making roads, farm buildings, &c., constituting nearly all its value, the community has no claim.
Page 7 - Given a number of human beings, with a certain development of physical and mental faculties and of social institutions, in command of given natural resources, how can they,--; best utilize these powers for the attainment of the most complete satisfaction?
Page 141 - This value has been given either by personal labour, or by labour paid for, or by ancestral labour; or else the value given to it in such ways has been purchased by legitimately earned money. / All this value artificially given vests in existing owners, and cannot without a gigantic robbery be taken from them.
Page 234 - Thus, with misspent scrupulosity, he squanders his labor on vain trifles, counting every bit of knowledge worth the pains it has cost, because he owns no standard of economy. Man is the measure of all things, and the specialist who has made himself less than a man can measure nothing.
Page 67 - This is only another instance of the protean fallacy of individualism, which feigns the existence of separate individuals by abstracting and neglecting the social relations which belong to them and make them what they are.