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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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... The Laws of Habit

William James - 1887
...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...poor. It alone prevents the hardest and most repulsive * " Der mensehliche Wille," p. 439. The last sentence is rather freely translated— the sense is unaltered....
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An Introduction to the Study of Literature: For the Use of Secondary and ...

1899 - 410 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...poor. It alone prevents the hardest and most repulsive 5 walks of life from being deserted by those brought up to tread therein. It keeps the fisherman and...
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The Early History of the Tories: From the Accession of Charles the Second to ...

Clement Boulton Roylance Kent - 1908 - 481 Seiten
...flywheel of society, and it is its most precious conservative agent. It alone keeps us within the bounds of ordinance, and saves the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor.' This is why Locke — as indeed is the case with Liberal thinkers generally — saw little danger in...
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Social Purpose: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Civic Society

Hector James Wright Hetherington, John Henry Muirhead - 1918 - 317 Seiten
...the benumbing effect of habit " as the great fly-wheel of society that keeps us all within the bounds of ordinance and saves the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor." 1 But it is just this conservative function against which its critics rebel. " Better for society if...
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Fair Play for the Workers: Some Sides of Their Maladjustment and the Causes

Percy Stickney Grant - 1918 - 368 Seiten
...working models of civil war. "Habit alone," says William James, "is what keeps us all within the bounds of ordinance and saves the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor." But habits can be changed, especially under the incentive of starvation or injustice. These deadly...
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The New World: College Readings in English

1920 - 464 Seiten
...fly-wheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. It alone is what keeps us all within the bound of ordinance, and saves the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor. ... It dooms us all to fight out the battle of life upon the lines of our nurture or our early choice, and...
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The Community Reconstructs: The Meaning of Pragmatic Social Thought

James Campbell - 1992 - 147 Seiten
...perhaps most clearly indicated by his casual remarks, like his statement that it is only habit that "saves the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor" (The Principles of Psychology, 125). 23. Talks to Teachers, 162, 161. 24. Otto, "On a Certain Blindness,"...
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1993 - 1092 Seiten
...fly-wheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. It alone is what keeps us all within the bounds this question will simply reflect our prejudices. NAOMI WEISSTEIN (b. 1939), US psycho WILLIAM JAMES (1842-1910), US psychologist, philosopher. Principles of Psychology, vol. 1 , ch. A (1...
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American Salons: Encounters with European Modernism, 1885-1917

Robert M. Crunden - 1993 - 520 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." Only habit "prevents the hardest and most repulsive walks of life from being deserted by those up to...
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Institutions in Economics: The Old and the New Institutionalism

Malcolm Rutherford - 1996 - 225 Seiten
...Habit "keeps us all within the bounds of ordinance," and prevents the disintegration of social life. It "saves the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor," it "holds the miner in his darkness, and nails the countryman to his log cabin and his lonely farm through...
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