Modern Society

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Roberts Brothers, 1880 - Social conditions - 88 pages
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Page 84 - I should regard with great favor the formation of an unofficial censorship of public. organs, in view, not so much of what may be published, as of what is unfairly left out of the statements and counterstatements of conflicting interests. Of all the changes which I can chronicle, as of my own time, the change in the position of women is, perhaps, the most marked and the least anticipated by the world at large. Whatever opinions heroic men and women may have held concerning this, from Plato's time...
Page 54 - ... as a man, he should know. The great desiderata of humanity still remain these : to preserve the integrity of nature, the purity of sentiment, and the coherence of thought. The great extension of educational opportunities which we see today, should make the attainment of these objects easier than in ages of less instruction. But while the pursuit of them is ever normal to the human race, the inherent difficulties of their attainment remain undiminished. Without self-discipline and selfsacrifice,...

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