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Page 31 - I confess I am not charmed with the ideal of life held out by those who think that the normal state of human beings is that of struggling to get on; that the trampling, crushing, elbowing, and treading on each other's heels, which form the existing type of social life, are the most desirable lot of human kind, or anything but the disagreeable symptoms of one of the phases of industrial progress.
Page 479 - ... which he supplies others as well as himself; or will he have nothing to do with others and not be at the trouble of producing for them, but provide for himself alone a fourth of the food in a fourth of the time, and in the remaining three-fourths of his time be employed in making a house or a coat or a pair of shoes, having no partnership with others, but supplying himself all his own wants?
Page 470 - ... earthly admixture ; for that commoner metal has been the source of many unholy deeds, but their own is undefiled. And they alone of all the citizens may not touch or handle silver or gold, or be under the same roof with them, or wear them, or drink from them.
Page 353 - ... finishing or adapting for sale any article or part of an article, and to which or over which premises, room or place the employer of the...
Page 269 - Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him • Arthur Young's Travelt in France, ml. ip 88. } Ibid. p. 51. a nine years lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert.
Page 466 - ... have already said, it is impossible to obtain happiness without virtue, it follows that in the best governed States, where the citizens are really men of intrinsic, and not relative, goodness, none of them should be permitted to exercise any mechanic employment or follow merchandise, as being ignoble and destructive to virtue...
Page 480 - I am myself reminded that we are not all alike; there are diversities of natures among us which are adapted to different occupations. Very true. And will you have a work better done when the workman has many occupations, or when he has only one ? When he has only one.
Page 471 - Aristotle said: Money exists not by nature, but by law. The use of money was of necessity devised. From barter arose the use of money. For it is not everything which is naturally useful, that is, easy of carriage, and for this reason men invented among themselves, by way of exchange, something which they would mutually give and take. Money, then, was devised from necessity of mutual exchange.
Page 236 - That this conference is in favour of establishing a distinct Labour Group in Parliament, who shall have their own Whips, and agree upon their policy, which must embrace a readiness to co-operate with any party which for the time being may be engaged in promoting legislation in the direct interest of labour, and be equally ready to associate themselves with any party in opposing measures having an opposite tendency.