Equality

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Appleton, 1899 - Equality - 412 pages
 

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Page 273 - For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see, Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be ; Saw the heavens fill with commerce, argosies of magic sails, Pilots of the purple twilight, dropping down with costly bales ; Heard the heavens fill with shouting, and there rained a ghastly dew From the nations...
Page 252 - Heaven lies about us in our infancy ! Shades of the prison house begin to close Upon the growing Boy...
Page 268 - He who loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how shall he love God whom he hath not seen ? You, Mr.
Page 16 - ... whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundations on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
Page 268 - No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another God dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us.
Page 112 - Shed thou no blood, nor cut thou less nor more But just a pound of flesh : if thou cut'st more Or less than a just pound, be it but so much As makes it light or heavy in the substance, Or the division of the twentieth part Of one poor scruple, nay, if the scale do turn But in the estimation of a hair, Thou diest and all thy goods are confiscate.
Page 17 - ... basis for it ? What is liberty ? How can men be free who must ask the right to labor and to live from their fellow-men and seek their bread from the hands of others ? How else can any government guarantee liberty to men save by providing them a means of labor and of life coupled with independence ; and how could that be done unless the government conducted the economic system upon which employment and maintenance depend...
Page 88 - ... thereby making the productive and distributive systems of a nation and of the world one great machine. . . . The element in the total industrial product which is due to the social organism is represented by the difference between...
Page 82 - What hypocrisy could have been so brazen as that pretense when, as a matter of fact, every contract made between the capitalist who had bread and could keep it and the laborer who must have it or die would have been declared void, if fairly judged, even nudm- your laws as a contract made under duress of hunger, cold, and nakedness, nothing less than the threat of death ! If you own the things men must have, you own the men who must have them.
Page 268 - He that loveth not, knoweth not God. He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother, abideth in the light : But he that hateth his brother, is in darkness, and walketh in darkness." Here love is said to be, or imply, all that light and discerning which is of a moral...

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