Social Purpose: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Civic Society

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Seite 181 - For man's character has been moulded by his every-day work, and the material resources which he thereby procures, more than by any other influence unless it be that of his religious ideals; and the two great forming agencies of the world's history have been the religious and the economic.
Seite 57 - Habit is thus the enormous fly-wheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. It alone is what keeps us all within the bounds of ordinance, and saves the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor.
Seite 113 - He loved great things and thought little of himself : desiring neither fame nor influence, he won the devotion of men and was a power in their lives : and, seeking no disciples, he taught to many the greatness of the world and of man's mind...
Seite 265 - ... there is no other genuine ' enthusiasm of humanity ' than one which has travelled the common highway of reason — the life of the good neighbour and honest citizen — and can never forget that it is still only on a further stage of the same journey.
Seite 307 - O world, as God has made it ! All is beauty : And knowing this, is love, and love is duty.
Seite 217 - There are students whose essays compare favourably with the best academic work." Mr. AL Smith of Balliol College, has stated that "25 per cent, of the essays examined by him after second year's work in two classes, and first year's work in six classes, were equal to the work done by students who gained first classes in the Final Schools of Modern History. He was astonished, not so much at the quality as the quantity of the quality of the work done".
Seite 143 - To be attached to the subdivision, to love the little platoon we belong to in society, is the first principle (the germ as it were) of public affections. It is the first link in the series by which we proceed towards a love to our country, and to mankind.
Seite 72 - ... truths. It is not a statement of an event or matter of fact that can be the object of experiment or observation. It represents a conception to which no perceivable or imaginable object can possibly correspond, but one that affords the only means by which, reflecting on our moral and intellectual experience conjointly, taking the world and ourselves into account, we can put the whole thing together and understand how (not why, but how) we are and do what we consciously are and do.
Seite 174 - ... its natural relaxation? You, the people of the West, who have manufactured this abnormality, can you imagine the desolating despair of this haunted world of suffering man possessed by the ghastly abstraction of the organizing man? Can you put yourself into the position of the peoples, who seem to have been doomed to an eternal damnation of their own humanity, who not only must suffer continual curtailment of their manhood, but even raise their voices in paeans of praise for the benignity of a...
Seite 93 - This is the generation of that great LEVIATHAN, or rather, to speak more reverently, of that mortal god, to which we owe under the immortal God, our peace and defence.

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