The History of Co-operation, Volume 1

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Dutton, 1906 - Cooperation - 691 pages
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Page 57 - How small of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure.
Page 29 - To each according to his capacity ; to each capacity according to its works.
Page 104 - THE Day of the Lord is at hand, at hand : Its storms roll up the sky : The nations sleep starving on heaps of gold ; All dreamers toss and sigh ; The night is darkest before the morn ; When the pain is sorest the child is born, And the Day of the Lord at hand.
Page 10 - I should propose a regulation to be made, declaring that no child born from any marriage taking place after the expiration of a year from the date of the law, and no illegitimate child born two years from the same date, should ever be entitled to parish assistance.
Page 7 - Defend me therefore, common sense, say I, From reveries so airy, from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up...
Page 205 - Mr. Southey brings to the task two faculties which were never, we believe, vouchsafed in measure so copious to any human being, the faculty of believing without a reason, and the faculty of hating without a provocation.
Page 170 - ... the conceited, the crotchety, the selfish, the headstrong, the pugnacious, the unappreciated, the played-out, the idle, and the good-for-nothing generally ; who, finding themselves utterly out of place and at a discount in the world as it is, rashly conclude that they are exactly fitted for the world as it ought to be.
Page 56 - For forms of government let fools contest— That which is best administered is best...
Page 18 - ... either necessary or convenient, that it is rather too much; and this you will easily apprehend if you consider how great a part of all other nations is quite idle. First, women generally do little, who are the half of mankind; and...
Page 209 - Eighthly : force in matters of opinion can do no good, but is very apt to do hurt ; for no man can change his opinion when he will, or be satisfied in his reason that his opinion is false, because discountenanced. If a man could change his opinion when he lists, he might cure many inconveniences of his life : all his fears and his sorrows would soon disband, if he would but alter his opinion, whereby he is persuaded that such an accident that afflicts him is an evil, and such an object formidable:...

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