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" 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. "
Infantry Journal - Seite 664
1914
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 Seiten
...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. To fall into a habit is to begin to cease to be. MIGUEL DE UNAMUNO, (1864-1936) Spanish philosophical...
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Leadership and Groups in Recreational Service

Jay Sanford Shivers, Shiver - 2001 - 421 Seiten
...of society, its most precious conservative agent. It alone is what keeps all of us within the bounds of ordinance, and saves the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor. ... It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of 30, the character has set like plaster, and...
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Wave Forms: A Natural Syntax for Rhythmic Language

James H. Bunn - 2002 - 347 Seiten
...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" (vol. 1, 121). For Gadamer's rehabilitation of prejudice and the Enlightenment's "prejudice against...
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Structure and Agency in Everyday Life: An Introduction to Social Psychology

Gil Richard Musolf - 2003 - 353 Seiten
...flywheel 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" (James 1984, 132-33). And for social control (James 1984, 133): It alone prevents the hardest and most...
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A Sense of Things: The Object Matter of American Literature

Bill Brown - 2003 - 245 Seiten
...as the "most precious conservative agent." "It alone," James writes, "keeps us all within the bounds of ordinance, and saves the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor" (125): It alone prevents the hardest and most repulsive walks of life from being deserted by those...
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Social and Cultural Lives of Immune Systems

James MacLynn Wilce - 2003 - 318 Seiten
...fly-wheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. lt alone is what keeps us all within the bounds of ordinance, and saves the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor. lt alone prevents the hardest and most repulsive walks of life from being deserted by those brought...
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A Superficial Reading of Henry James: Preoccupations with the Material World

Thomas J. Otten - 2006 - 197 Seiten
...concludes, is "the enormous fly-wheel of society, its most precious conservative agent." It is what "saves the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor"; it is what "keeps different social strata from mixing" (125). Class structure is habit, and habit is written...
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Resisting History: Religious Transcendence and the Invention of the Unconscious

Rhodri Hayward - 2007 - 147 Seiten
...flywheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. It alone is what keeps us within the bounds of ordinance and saves the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor . . . It keeps different social strata from mixing ... it is well for the world, that in most of us, by the...
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Quote Unquote (A Handbook of Quotations)

M.P. Singh - 2005 - 316 Seiten
...flywheel 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." — William James HAPPINESS "Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery...
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Body Consciousness: A Philosophy of Mindfulness and Somaesthetics

Richard Shusterman - 2008
...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." Habit, James continues, "keeps the fisherman and the deckhand at sea through the winter; it holds the...
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